Android Key Lime Pie spotted running on Nexus 4 and Nexus 7?

Google Android evolutionThe last major update to Android was last year’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean release. Smaller updates have followed since, including the recent Android 4.3 Jelly Bean release. At the same time, signs that Google is readying the next major Android version keep popping up. One such sign is a set of tests logged in the Chromium bug tracker that show both a Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 7 tablet running Android build KRS36B.

Google Android KRS36B in log file

Google typically identifies builds with the same first latter as the Android version name. For example, Android 4.3 builds start with the letter J for Jelly Bean. If so, could the K stand for Key Lime Pie and indicate that the next version of Android is currently undergoing testing?

Unfortunately, the Chromium entry reveals little else about this latest version of Android. Could it include a new app launch pattern unlock feature?

One of the latest rumours suggests that Google will unveil Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie in late October. Another suggests a slightly earlier date, October 5th alongside the LG Nexus 5. Key Lime Pie was once rumoured to launch at Google I/O 2013 but reports suggested that Google decided to delay the launch to allow manufacturers to upgrade more devices to recent Android versions.

If nothing else, we now know that Google is working on Key Lime Pie. Hopefully other rumours will soon suggest when it will be announced and under what version number (Android 5.0 or another 4.x release).

Source : CNET