Key Lime Pie finally has its Debut:
Forget Android Jelly Bean, folks, because word through the tech grapevine is that the Android Key Lime Pie operating system (notice the jump from ‘J’ to ‘K’) has already been spotted on the Google Nexus 4 smartphone and Google Nexus 7 tablet.
So here’s the deal. We techies expected Key Lime Pie (official name KRS36B) to drop several months prior. However, it never officially did. According to CNET, though, it did suddenly show up on the Chromium bug tracker sometime around early August, 2013.
For clarification, the bug tracker is an open-source software designed for running tests on Google Chrome. All we know for certain is that some user out in cyberspace was using the bug tracker on the Nexus 4 and 7, and both devices happened to be operating on the KRS36B operating system.
Unfortunately, the entry in the Chromium bug tracker contained no additional details regarding this upcoming O.S. To make matters worse, Google continues to deny its existence. Charming! We also don’t know what number will be tied to it. It might be released as Android 4.4, Android 4.5 or even Android 5.0.
One thing we do suspect is that this new operating system will be geared primarily for low-end devices. We believe this because an article by the Wall Street Journal hints that the Key Lime Pie will be backwards compatible.
The big problem right now with Android is that the most universal version, released in 2011 as Android 3.0 (aka Honeycomb), lacks a lot of fundamental features that appeared in later revisions like Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. It would be nice if users with lower-end phones could take advantage of these more hardcore features.
Our belief regarding the O.S. also fits with the fact that Google has been working on developing low-cost mobile phones for developing countries. What better for a low-cost phone than a highly sophisticated, backwards-compatible O.S.?
This is all good news, but we sincerely hope that the Android Key Lime Pie operating system also supports laptops and desktops. It’d especially be nice if it could be applied to home appliances as well. And yes, we just went there![Via: CNET]