Google is going to unveil new products on October 29, including the LG Nexus 4, the Samsung Nexus 10, new Nexus 7 versions (32GB support and Cellular connectivity hinted), all running Android 4.2 according to a recently released report.
Previous rumors suggested that Android 4.2 will still be named Jelly Bean rather than Key Lime Pie, and recent server logs spottings revealed two product codenames, the Occam and Manta, that were believed to describe Motorola-made devices. However, following Google’s Q3 2012 financial disclosures, we found out that it will be a while until Google will be able to launch a pure Motorola handset. Therefore the Occam and Manta codenames probably stand for something else.
Why the long introduction? Well we have a wild rumor for you today, which we advise you to take it with a huge grain of salt for now. DroidForums is featuring an “exclusive moto leak” in one of its threads, which details Android 4.2.2 Key Lime Pie upgrades for some Motorola devices.
In that list we can find several Droid models that have already been announced and/or launched, but also some devices that are yet to be unveiled such as the Droid RAZR X or the Motorola Nexus, both of which are shipping with Kie Lime pie on board, according to the text.
Moreover, in the list below you’ll also find a Droid RAZR i, which would be a Verizon version of the Intel-based RAZR i model that was announced in Europe a short while ago. But Verizon is yet to announce and/or launch the handset.
Here’s what the leak reads:
Motorola Mobility Android Engineering
Below are the authorizations an unauthorized/pending of Motorola phones to receive android 4.2.2 (code name) Key Lime Pie
- Droid RAZR X: Authorized Reason: Being shipped with 4.2.2
- Motorola Nexus: Authorized Reason: Being shipped with 4.2.2
- Droid RAZR i: Authorized Reason: Pushing 4.2.2 out between Q3 and Q4 2013
- Droid RAZR HD/MAXX: Authorized Reason: Pushing out 4.2.2 between Q3 and Q4 2013
- Droid RAZR M: Authorized Reason: pushing out 4.2.2 between early Q3 and Q4 2013
- Droid RAZR MAXX: Authorized/Subject to change Reason: Support time frame may not support 4.2.2 estimated push date late Q2 2013
- Droid 4: Authorized/Subject to change Reason: Support time frame may not support 4.2.2 estimated push date early Q3 2013
- Droid RAZR: Pending Authorization Reason: Support time frame may not support 4.2.2 estimated push date mid Q2 2013
- Droid Bionic Pending Authorization Reason: Support time frame may not support 4.2.2 estimated push date mid Q2 2013
The above documents have be reviewed and authorized/Pending authorization and are subject to change by VP product Management.
In case the list above has indeed been leaked by a Motorola employee, then we’re definitely curious to see what the Motorola Nexus and the Droid RAZR X are. We’ll certainly be given a hint in a few days, once we find out what Android 4.2 will be called.
But if things turn out to be true and Android 4.2 starts rolling out to Android devices towards the end of this year, we’ll definitely start asking questions about Motorola’s rumored KLP update plans lined up above, as some handsets would only get it very late next year – you know, just like other Android OEMs who don't happen to be owned by Google.
Any thoughts on this wild rumor?