Jelly Bean and Key Lime Pie not to be released at Google I-O
If recent news and rumors hold true, it appears that Android Key Lime Pie (version 5.0) will be a delayed a bit longer in favor of the next flavor of Jelly Bean. Server log entries from Google have all but confirmed that the next release will be Android 4.3, which is Jelly Bean. Servers are showing hits from Android 4.3 with a codename of ‘JWR23B and since Google rarely will attach code numbers to any of their build until they are ready for release, it is pretty safe to say that Jelly Bean will be coming out at the upcoming GoogleI/O.
For those looking forward to playing their mobile phone gaming apps on the Key LimePie, they will likely have to wait another two to three months as it is rumored that Google is wanting to give developers some breathing room and not force out too many updates too soon.
As far as what to expect with the next release of Jelly Bean, developers have left us in the dark, but some features that many expect to see either in Jelly Bean or when Key LimePie is finally updated include a unified messaging client, Google Now compatibility, Google Music Subscriptions, and even a Google Gaming Center. Earlier this monthNoah Falstein was announced as the Chief Game Designer at Google and initially his titlewas listed as “Chief Game Designer at Android Play Studio.”
While Android 5.0 won’t be unveiled during Google I/O, there will apparently be plenty of surprises by Google during the event. One such being the reworded Qualcomm-powered Nexus 7 tablet and a Nexus 4 32GB smartphone complete with LTE support. What else Google has in store remains to be seen, but one can be certain that mobile users will be keeping an eye out on upcoming developments regarding Key Lime Pie over the next few months.