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Has Google Chosen 'Key Lime Pie' as Jelly Bean's Successor?

March 5, 2012

A reliable insider has tipped The Verge about the codename that Google will use for the next version of its Android operating system. Keeping with the tradition of going through the alphabetical list of desserts, it appears that Google has all but chosen Key Lime Pie to be next in line after Android 5.0 Jelly Bean. In a side note, the Jelly Bean codename was only recently confirmed by an ASUS representative; there’s no official word from Google concerning the codenames of either Android 5.0 or 6.0.

Unfortunately, more details about Key Lime Pie — henceforth known as KLP — are pretty much still non-existent, given that we are still waiting for that Jelly Bean treat. It’s not certain either if KLP will bring the Android version number up a notch to 6.0 . This is because we can’t tell if KLP will be a major revision of Android (6.0), or a incremental upgrade (5.5, for instance).

Speaking of Android desserts, here’s a quick Facebook-like timeline of the OS up to now.

  • 1.5 Cupcake – April 2009
  • 1.6 Donut – September 2009
  • 2.0/1 Éclair – October 2009
  • 2.2 Frozen Yoghurt (Froyo) – May 2010
  • 2.3 Gingerbread – December 2010
  • 3.0 Honeycomb – February 2011
  • 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) – November 2011
  • 5.0 Jelly Bean – sometimes in 2012

Judging from the timeline above, it’s safe to assume that Key Lime Pie won’t probably make an appearance until 2013. But fear not, you are still in for some tasty treats this year, with the rumored Jelly Bean update and the quad-core Google flagship tablet running ICS and supposedly built by Asus. The latter is expected to come with a $199 price tag, sometimes later this year.

So, tell us! Are you down with KLP? Do you think international desserts, like Kulfi or Kugel (Google them), should’ve been given a chance? Sound off your ‘sweets’ suggestions below.