Android 4.3 will be revealed at Google I/O, not Key Lime Pie

Posted on Apr 28 2013 - 2:14pm by David

Android Jelly Bean

Android has had great success and Google will definitely be bringing a new version of the mobile operating system to Google I/O, the question is, how big will the update be.

Android 4.2 was a small step up on the Jelly Bean platform, with some big moves in the camera software and Project Butter making everything run smoother, but it was a little underdone.

Many are awaiting the big move to Key Lime Pie, Android 5.0. This will be the biggest move up the chain since Honeycomb to Ice Cream Sandwich, but it may not be coming any time soon.

Instead, Google will preview Android 4.3, the newest version of Jelly Bean. Android Community and a Reddit forum poster dug into the code leaks and found some rather revealing results.

Lately, server logs and reports show the Android code to be ‘Android 4.3 JWR23B’ – this may be confusing to some, not showing much of anything, but server logs first letter on Android normally show the operating system name.

I for Ice Cream Sandwich, J for Jelly Bean and K for Key Lime Pie. The problem is we aren’t seeing any K on the server logs and we have yet to see a K starting server log, meaning Google I/O is more likely to be Android 4.3.

This may be rather disappointing for the many Android fans hoping for something incredibly new and exciting, to just see a slight iteration of the OS.

However, Android Jelly Bean is still a pretty good performer and we may see Google add some pretty crazy stuff to make the operating system hold up for the next few months.

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