We have been expecting a new major update to the Android mobile operating system from the search engine giant. We have been telling ourselves that this is going to be Android 5.0 and will be called the Key Lime Pie. But according to a new report on Android Police, the next major release of Android is going to be the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
The tech blog says that it has found logs on its server which say that the blog was accessed on Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 devices but the operating system was detected as Android 4.3 with the build number “JWR3B”. The IP addresses from which these devices have popped up are said to lead directly to Google engineers who work in the Android team. What makes it more interesting is the fact that these engineers have indeed hinted at unreleased versions of Android in the past.
With this, it is also being said that some comment lines in the source code of the Chromium browser / operating system have reference to a software with the build number JWR23B. And as the build number starts with a “J”, this release is supposed to be a Jelly Bean release and not a “K” release (Key Lime Pie).
It is also known that the search engine giant does not give any kind of serial number, version number, or build number to the software that it tests within the company. And since this is not the case here, it is expected that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is near the release phase.
There is a Google I/O event scheduled in a few weeks. We can hope to get some kind of info at the event about this new Android 4.3. We might just witness the release of the operating system. But it is not known exactly what features will be included in this new release. But the jump from Android 4.2 to Android 4.3 is not expected to be anything big.
Source: Phone Dog