Earlier on this year, there was much talk of Google making the jump from Android 4.2.x Jelly Bean to version 5.0, named Android Key Lime Pie. But soon after, it was revealed that there would be a stop-gap in the form of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and thus, the blogosphere has focused its attentions towards this rather incremental release. With the search giant now having begun rolling 4.3 out to a number of stock Android smartphones and tablets, the Key Lime Pie patrol has resumed once again, and over on Google’s Chromium bug tracker, what looks to be a bug report of an unknown, future build has manifested.
When it comes to Android smartphones, only the Samsung Galaxy S range can stake a claim to being more keenly sought than a new Nexus handset, and while talk of an LG-manufactured Nexus 5 has been rife for a good while now, a Korean site claims the device will arrive in October. Notably, the Nexus 5 will run on Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, and with a high-end spec list to match, could be a killer device to challenge the collaborative effort from Motorola and Google.
It seems that we are living in a world where the technology scene is under such close scrutiny, and has such intense public interest that we are already seeing speculation about the name of the 6.0 version of the Android operating system before we have even seen a public release of Android 5.0 Jelly Bean. Google executives have been hinting recently that we may see a public release of Jelly Bean in quarter four of 2012, but nothing has been officially confirmed yet.