Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Coming Soon After All? Google Teases OS Update

By Anu Passary , May 21, 2013 04:11 PM EDT

Google I/O 2013, which concluded last week, may have left several Android users, who were awaiting the next version of the Google OS, disappointed. However, it seems that Google may be working on the rumored Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie after all and it could release soon.

During Reto Meier's "Android Protips 3: Making Apps Work Like Magic" session at Google I/O, Google teased fans with a cryptic peek into upcoming Android releases.

Nearly 25 minutes into the session, Meier's presentation showed an animation of the famous Android mascot eating Key Lime Pie. The mascot was shown with a magician's hat sitting on a garden bench alongside a little girl nibbling on an ice cream.

This non-verbal hint was thrown developers' way and a few minutes later Google also gave a more obvious clue in a video game clip. The name Key Lime Pie appeared in a small video game snippet along with others like Chrome, Jelly Bean, Flamingo, Bahamut and Giga-Stan.

Even though Google is yet to spill the beans on Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, rumor has it that the search giant will push out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update on June 10, marking the arrival of the white Nexus 4 smartphone. Moreover, mentions of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie have been found in benchmark tests of some Samsung and Nexus devices.

Recently, the heavily-rumored Google-branded Motorola X phone surfaced on an AnTuTu benchmark test and was shown running Android 5.0.1 Key Lime Pie. While not much is known about the features Key Lime Pie will bring, rumors hint that the OS will not support devices running on dual-core or single-core processors.

Come June 10 we'll know if Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will make its debut and if Android 5.0 would follow suit.

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