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Android 4.3 – Jelly Bean Still?

There is news about the latest version of Android, and as the title suggests, they are still calling it Jelly Bean. Google I/O 2013 is less than a month away, and as history generally dictates, a new version of Android OS will surface. Those who were waiting for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie are in for some disappointment, however. According to some evidence from Android Police, Google is working on the next version of Android, however, that version is Android OS v4.3 and not Android OS v5.0. This new version has the build number JWR23B, which suggests that the update will continue to use the Jelly Bean moniker ( usually the first letter of the update corresponds to the name of the update ).

To prove that this isn’t a myth or just another speculation, this update has reportedly shown up in server logs and was successfully traced back to Google employees. It has also shown up in certain comments in the Chromium bug tracker by a Chromium developer. What lacks evidence is the fact that Key Lime Pie won’t be announced during this year’s I/O, but as far as I know, it has yet to show up ANYWHERE. On the other hand, 4.3 has made numerous appearances and the fact that it has a build number as well suggests beyond any doubt that it is close to the release. It would be strange for Google to release a new version of Android before the I/O or it not being the main highlight of the event. In the same strange context would be the idea of Google releasing two new versions at the same time.

Sadly, this indicates that Android OS 5.0 Key Lime Pie is still quite a while away. Hopefully, with a bit of luck, it will turn up somewhere around this year, if not at this particular I/O event. Here’s hoping that it will come out sooner, rather than later.

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