For those that have followed Android for long, you would know of a custom that Google follows before the launch of every major release. The company does this by teasing the version number of the upcoming iteration of Android via the clock. This has been happening since Gingerbread where press images showed the Nexus S having 2:30 as the time (Android 2.3).
This tradition has continued with the Nexus 5 as well, which had the time set to 4:40. Today however, Google has posted a screenshot on Twitter talking about how to track the FIFA World Cup 2014 scores via Google Now, and the clock reads 5:00, suggesting that we might see Android 5.0 soon.
Now we’ve been lead to believe that the next major release of Android will be known as 5.0 following Android 4.4 which was revealed in November last year. Going by that, there is reason to be excited. But as with anything Google, this could just be the company’s way of playing with our minds rather than a hint of what’s to come. The hypebeasting has already begun though and will only grow in the coming days.
What do you think of this new revelation? Is it indicative of Android 5.0 breaking cover soon or are we reading too much into it?
Source: @Google – Twitter