After long wait there is sort of unanimity that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is expected to be released during Google I/O 2013 with new features. Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is not expected right now
With the recent rumors pouring in about the Google I/O 2013, it seems that the wait for the Android Key Lime Pie gets longer asÂ Google is all set to roll out. Android 4.3.
The latest news might have come up as a major disappointment for those awaiting Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie as it was widely expected to be part of the 2013 edition of the annual conference. The speculation became stronger after some tech analysts discovered server logs that indicate that Google is currently working on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). As per these server logs, there are various devices running on Android 4.3 build JWR23B. it is also being reported that it seems that Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 devices are running on Android 4.3. Furthermore, the IP addresses of these devices were tracked back to the Google Campus.
It was following this development of Android 4.3 started cropping in the logs that rumors about a possible roll out by the search engine giant started pouring in. It may be recalled that Google had announced Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) in October last year.
It is expected that the latest version would have added features like Photo Sphere, Gesture Typing, multiple user support, Wireless display or Miracast support, amongst others. The most recent update rolled out by the company was in the form of Android 4.2.2, which carries the JDQ39 build number and offers various bug fixes and performance enhancements.
It may be noted that as per the data revealed by Google for the month of April, Android 4.1 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean are now on 25 percent of all Android devices. In the month of March, Jelly Bean’s share was 16.5 percent. On the other hand, as per this report, the percentage of devices currently running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.x) is 29.3 percent, which is a marginal increase of 0.7 percent as compared to the previous month.
The past rumors had suggested that Google will be rolling out Android 5.0, which would be dubbed Key Lime Pie or another dessert starting with the alphabet K at the Google I/O. This version is now being touted to be released later in the year.