It’s rumour time – Google is said to be working on a new operating system, just months after unveiling Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
While Google is yet to confirm the news, the rumour was sparked after both a Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 device were spotted in the Chromium Bug Tracker as having the build number KRS36B – which is a clever way of saying that something new is coming.
Looking at the build number and publication notes, it’s thought that the number KRS36B will correspond to the next major Android update, meaning we can probably look forward to Android 5.0 instead of another stopgap.
So, following doughnut, gingerbread and ice cream sandwich – what kind of tantalising desert dish can we expect from the next Android operating system? If you believe the speculation, it’ll be Key Lime Pie – which sounds more like something that your gran’s been trying to offload rather than anything you’d actually buy for yourself.
It’s worth re-iterating that Android 5.0 is pure speculation for now – Key Lime Pie in the sky, if you will – but it’s likely will find out more sooner, rather than later.
If you’re not keeping track of Android rumours, it’s also been suggested that Android is working on a follow-up to the LG Nexus 4 which was released in Autumn of 2012, possibly to be replaced by a Nexus 5.
Meanwhile, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has been gradually rolled out to the current crop of smartphones and tablets – have you got yours yet? We’d love to know what you think.
Finally, If you have any better desert ideas for naming Android 5.0, feel free to forward those on too…because good god, we think Google could use the help!