Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie, Motorola Nexus and Droid RAZR X spotted in wildest rumor yet

by: Chris SmithOctober 24, 2012

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?

  • Joshua Sutton

    If that was an official Motorola memo, then whoever typed it really needs to get some spelling/grammar lessons.

  • skynet11
  • Butternuts McGruff

    Lies!!! All Lies!!!!

  • olbp

    I am really looking forward to the Motorola iPhone. Hope it really does have KLP so that we can throw it in apple’s face.

    • NicholasMicallef

      Motorola iPhone… I think you mean RAZR i XD

      • olbp

        The snide remark remains as stated originally!

        • NicholasMicallef

          Yeah but that’s offending motorola…

          • Quryous


            Oh, I think they understand, and enjoy it. Certainly they knew it would come out. Nothing THAT obvious wouldn’t occur to them.

            I love it, the Motorola Droid RAZR iphone. FAR better than the fallen fruit.

  • Billy_B

    I have a friend who works for Motorola in the mobile phone division. He often sports some non-released/upcoming phones when we hang out so I sometimes get to play with them so long as I take no pics of the phones (don’t want my friend to get fired). :-) He has told me that every phone takes about 6-9 months of development and testing. When new versions of Android come out, it takes several months to get a working stable phone before it can be released to the carriers. I’m not saying this article isn’t fake. But what I’m saying is that if you think some of these software updates aren’t planned at minimum 6-9 months out, you’d be wrong.

    • Jared Persinger

      Well aren’t you lucky

  • I’m not sure what to think about this. First of all, the grammar of the first sentence has me scratching my head. “Below are the authorizations an unauthorized/pending” just makes my suspicions aroused.

    Second, why would the Droid 4, Bionic, Razr and Razr Maxx be upgraded so far out and in at least one case, before the Razr Maxx HD. Wouldn’t it make more sense to not upgrade those handsets so newer models can be tempting those customers? The return of investment would be much higher. From a business standpoint, that doesn’t work for me.

    Third, the Bionic. If I were Moto, I would do everything I could to distance myself from that handsets ASAP. I’m reading nothing but issues on that handset.

    Just my opinion, what do I know?

    • I have the Bionic. the updates from ginger bread to ice cream sandwich fixed everything but added a connection problem with blue tooth dropping signal and rebooting the phone. Jelly bean update came to my Bionic a few days ago and fixed the blue tooth problem. No issues with the phone now.

  • goldo

    It world be nice to get 4.2.2 by the summer but we havn’t even gotten 4.1 jellybean yet so its hard to see the Droid bionic getting key line our 4.2.2 by then

  • mysteriumx

    I know what Occam is, but I can’t tell you :P (hint: put it in front of a mirror)

  • Pointless Eh