A reliable source told to the verge that Google will use “Key Lime Pie” for Android version which will come after the Jelly Bean. Android version has reached alphabet ‘I’ with Ice Cream Sandwich, after Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, and Honeycomb. It can be ascertained, after Jelly Bean, the next version of Android will begin with K.
The prediction of Key Lime Pie name differs from reports published last year over at the IndoPost website who speculated that Android 6.0 could go by the name of ‘Kettle Corn’ which is a type of delicious pop corn, but to be honest, I think any sugary snack which begins with the letter ‘K’ could be in the running.
The naming convention used by Google may appear to be a bit bizarre to some, but with the latest Android 4.0 OS being abbreviated to ‘ICS’, it wouldn’t seem out of the realms of possibility that we could see a ‘KLP’ codename for a future Android version.
With ICS being released to the public at the back end of 2011, and Jelly Bean being widely tipped to be available this Fall, it stands to reason that we could see the next version of the Android OS being shipped in late 2013. However, the features and content of the proposed ‘Android Key Lime Pie’ is anyone’s guess.
One minute we’re raving about the Galaxy Nexus being the first smartphone to arrive with Ice Cream Sandwich and it seems that in the next instant everybody’s already talking about Jelly Bean. Although it was widely rumored that Jelly Bean would be released in the summer we recently told how Google’s VP of engineering let slip during MWC that it would not arrive until fall. We also told how Jelly Bean might feature a new Android desktop mode and the possibility of Android coming to laptops and desktops is pretty intriguing. Hopefully we’ll be finding out more about that and other aspects of Jelly Bean at Google’s I/O conference in the summer.
News of the following operating system being called Key Lime Pie comes to us from The Verge who cites a “reliable source,” for the information. It certainly looks promising though as apparently the same source tipped the Jelly Bean name for Android 5.0 and that certainly seems to have been confirmed with the latest news from Asus. As a release for Jelly Bean hasn’t been made official yet it’s some time before we’ll hear much more about Key Lime Pie or its release timeframe but as ICS came out last year and Jelly Bean is expected later this year it seems logical to assume that Key Lime Pie could make an appearance in 2013.
We love the way that Google sticks to alphabetical sweet- themed monikers for its operating systems as it gives us something to think about in those doodle moments. With that in mind we’d like to hear your ideas for an Android operating system beginning with ‘L’ and we’ll kick it off with Lollipop! Let us have those comments.