Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie spotted

On the heels of the release of its 4.3 software update, Google is reportedly preparing for a release of the next major iteration of the Android Open Source Project: Android 5.0 nicknamed Key Lime Pie.

While not yet physically spotted, Nexus devices using software build KRS36B have been identified using the Chromium browser. The letter "K" being used here is an interesting differentiation from current Android builds.

The software designations usually match Google's tasty nominal choices with current software builds beginning with "J" for Jelly bean, a software designation K indicates the next major Android update, presumably launching with the Nexus 5 sometime in October.

Some Nexus 5 info has also been leaked on the internet, with the device's specs being derivative of the LG Optimus G2 which allegedly features a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920x1080px) IPS LCD display with an ultra-thin bezel, along with a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB or 3GB of RAM. A 13MP camera and 2700mAh battery are also included and the device runs the previously mentioned, Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie.

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Keep up the good work Google

I'm really looking forward to upgrading my Nexus 4 to a 5. The 1080p 5.2" screen would be amazing!

spikey_richie said,
And the new/updated Nexus 7.

Nope. It's definitely going to be later this year though. The new N7 introduced 4.3.

I want to see split-screen/windowed app support on Android 5.0. I own a Nexus 10 and it's begging for support to running two apps side-by-side.

And while I like on-screen navigation buttons, I want to be able to hide the Back, Home, App switcher bar. Or make it smaller, or at least transparent.

A340600 said,
I want to see split-screen/windowed app support on Android 5.0. I own a Nexus 10 and it's begging for support to running two apps side-by-side.

And while I like on-screen navigation buttons, I want to be able to hide the Back, Home, App switcher bar. Or make it smaller, or at least transparent.

I recently bought a Galaxy Note 10.1, and the split screen/windowed UI is actually one of the coolest features (aside from the S-Pen of course). It'd be interesting to see if Samsung would be willing to push the changes upstream.

A340600 said,
I want to see split-screen/windowed app support on Android 5.0. I own a Nexus 10 and it's begging for support to running two apps side-by-side.

And while I like on-screen navigation buttons, I want to be able to hide the Back, Home, App switcher bar. Or make it smaller, or at least transparent.

catching up with windows 3.1 at last.

Oh, so 10" Samsung tablets also have the split-screen feature? Nice! So far I hadn't seen it in action on tablets, only on Samsung phones when reviewed.

I run stock Android for the updates, but I like some of the features of TouchWiz, like split-screen app support.

neonspark said,
catching up with windows 3.1 at last.

Clever, you come up with that one all by yourself?

A340600 said,
Oh, so 10" Samsung tablets also have the split-screen feature? Nice! So far I hadn't seen it in action on tablets, only on Samsung phones when reviewed.

I run stock Android for the updates, but I like some of the features of TouchWiz, like split-screen app support.

Yeah its quite great. Not perfect, but still pretty damn useful. I'm not a big fan of Touchwiz myself, but it's got some decent stuff. It'd be fantastic if the Touchwiz Window manager would go into pure Android.

I'm going to search YouTube and see if I can find a video. From what I've read split-screen support on TouchWiz only works on some apps, like Chrome and YouTube, as well as other apps, but those two apps are some of the ones I use the most.

Android is pretty solid as it is, and the 4.x sub-releases are still adding many features. Android doesn't need to play catchup like Microsoft does with Windows Phone, so there is no rush to release 5.0.

TheShark said,
About time, Google are making Microsoft look fast with WP.

Jelly Bean was introduced a year ago. Not sure what your knowledge level is but a yearly cycle is a good thing.

TheShark said,
About time, Google are making Microsoft look fast with WP.

Are you kidding me? I'm using WP8 and its a mess and lacks major features plus we have no idea when 8.1 or Blue will be released. Android is already a mature OS and has all the core features which a user would require or need plus google keeps release minor updates like 4.2 and 4.3.

DarkNet said,

Jelly Bean was introduced a year ago. Not sure what your knowledge level is but a yearly cycle is a good thing.

They had a few 4.x updates since then as well.

TheShark said,
About time, Google are making Microsoft look fast with WP.

Google is fast to release updates and if you own a Nexus or Play edition phone...then it is much faster.

TheShark said,
About time, Google are making Microsoft look fast with WP.
That's quite possibly the funniest thing I have read this morning (it's early). Google is faster at the rate of releasing new versions (major or minor), adding new features, etc.

King Mustard said,
Android is pretty solid as it is, and the 4.x sub-releases are still adding many features. Android doesn't need to play catchup like Microsoft does with Windows Phone, so there is no rush to release 5.0.

-there is no rush.
famous last word to justified a mediocre execution.

King Mustard said,
Android is pretty solid as it is, and the 4.x sub-releases are still adding many features. Android doesn't need to play catchup like Microsoft does with Windows Phone, so there is no rush to release 5.0.

Wonder what your favorite 4.3 feature is

-adrian- said,

Wonder what your favorite 4.3 feature is

I'll tell you what mine is, the Bluetooth identifying what's playing on your phone. I'm always on Google Music All Access when driving. It's nice to finally see the artist and song title displayed on the radio panel.

StandingInAlley said,

Are you kidding me? I'm using WP8 and its a mess and lacks major features plus we have no idea when 8.1 or Blue will be released. Android is already a mature OS and has all the core features which a user would require or need plus google keeps release minor updates like 4.2 and 4.3.

I really don't see all the "MAJOR" features you speak of, but I'm not the type of person that needs to keep up with the Jones'. My WP8 device works well for me, and android already so many version that's it confusing to keep up with them all. I think it's crazy that you can still buy devices running android 2.3. Not sure but I think Gingerbread came out in 2010.

Edited by uxo22, Aug 7 2013, 4:48pm :

DarkNet said,

I'll tell you what mine is, the Bluetooth identifying what's playing on your phone. I'm always on Google Music All Access when driving. It's nice to finally see the artist and song title displayed on the radio panel.

It does that!? That was the one thing that irritated me in a difference to when the misses was playing songs via Spotify on her phone and me playing stuff from my android. It's small yet massive feature I was missing!

skiver said,

It does that!? That was the one thing that irritated me in a difference to when the misses was playing songs via Spotify on her phone and me playing stuff from my android. It's small yet massive feature I was missing!

Yes sir. Something so stupid, yet I was thrilled to have it.

DarkNet said,

I'll tell you what mine is, the Bluetooth identifying what's playing on your phone. I'm always on Google Music All Access when driving. It's nice to finally see the artist and song title displayed on the radio panel.
I hook up my HTC One (Android 4.1.2) to my car (2013 BMW 3), and track information shows up. So, it's not a new feature.

tsupersonic said,
I hook up my HTC One (Android 4.1.2) to my car (2013 BMW 3), and track information shows up. So, it's not a new feature.

Sorry, but you don't quite understand how Android works yet. That is a Sense feature not an Android feature. Please know the difference. If Samsung has their own (which they do) and HTC has their own, you as an App developer have to write code for each one for your audio program. This is now built in to AOSP which means it is a write once feature for developers and they don't have to worry about the manufacturer. Of course, this is not always the case since they still have to maintain older models that may never see Android 4.3.

So yes, this is new to Android not Android with Sense or Android with TouchWiz. I think you are confused because you maybe one of the many people on this site that still think Sense and TouchWiz is a skin. It is a framework, not a skin.

100% guaranteed that if you had an HTC One Google Play edition running Android 4.2.2, you won't have that showing up.

Edited by DarkNet, Aug 7 2013, 5:56pm :

Yeah Android is pretty solid now, I'm not arguing that, but 4.0 came out in 2011, so it's taken them 2 years to get to 5. People complain about WP, but 8 came out less than a year ago and 8.1 after delays is due Q1 2014 so not really taking that long.

As for comments on "what does it need", "it's already got everything", blah blah, I guess you will all see when 5 comes out.

TheShark said,
About time, Google are making Microsoft look fast with WP.
Erm no... For all the reasons others have mentioned, your comment makes no sense.
Every time there's some news about Android around here, WP come out to promote their agenda, every time... Stay with your half baked Play-doll phone if you don't like Android.

DarkNet said,

Sorry, but you don't quite understand how Android works yet. That is a Sense feature not an Android feature. Please know the difference. If Samsung has their own (which they do) and HTC has their own, you as an App developer have to write code for each one for your audio program. This is now built in to AOSP which means it is a write once feature for developers and they don't have to worry about the manufacturer. Of course, this is not always the case since they still have to maintain older models that may never see Android 4.3.

So yes, this is new to Android not Android with Sense or Android with TouchWiz. I think you are confused because you maybe one of the many people on this site that still think Sense and TouchWiz is a skin. It is a framework, not a skin.

100% guaranteed that if you had an HTC One Google Play edition running Android 4.2.2, you won't have that showing up.

You misunderstood my quote. It is a feature that worked in Android 4.1, but broke in Android 4.2 (in AOSP). Just Google it - many people complained about Bluetooth functionality in Android 4.2.

Also HTC One runs Android 4.3 now...

DarkNet said,

100% guaranteed that if you had an HTC One Google Play edition running Android 4.2.2, you won't have that showing up.

well yeah, considering the guy said that this was a 4.3 feauture.. why would you see a 4.3 feature in 4.2.2?

Why should they even bother? Over 95% of all Android apps only use 3.1. They don't use any of the "new" features.

They should have called it "Kumquat".

tsupersonic said,
You misunderstood my quote. It is a feature that worked in Android 4.1, but broke in Android 4.2 (in AOSP). Just Google it - many people complained about Bluetooth functionality in Android 4.2.

Also HTC One runs Android 4.3 now...

Nope this was never there. The Bluetooth issue with Android 4.1.X and 4.2.X was a stack issue. They used a different implementation of Bluetooth which led to device specific issues. The other issue is lack of Low Power support.

Android was using AVRCP 1.0 and the metadata information is sent with AVRCP 1.3, which you have to flash a custom ROM to get. Fortunately Sense and TouchWiz (and whatever other manufacturers call their framework in Android) uses AVRCP 1.3. In the past you can have a Nexus 4 with Android 4.2.2 and load CyanogenMOD and this issue wouldn't be there since that custom ROM used AVRCP 1.3. If they were to use the v 1.4 profile, I can control my music through my steering wheel buttons without ever touching my phone.

Sorry for all the Bluetooth technical information.


SirEvan said,
well yeah, considering the guy said that this was a 4.3 feauture.. why would you see a 4.3 feature in 4.2.2?

You don't quite understand what the conversation is about. Sense 4.2.2 is not the same as AOSP 4.3 You may have a lot more features in Sense 4.2.2 like the Metadata of the music being transmitted to your Bluetooth equipment that was never present in AOSP 4.2.2.

Even the latest version of Sense and TouchWiz supported their IR Blaster. Why is it you can buy an HTC One and it supports the IR Blaster but if you buy the HTC One Google Play edition you have the IR Blaster but it doesn't function.

Sorry if I am going over your head with all this techno mumbo jumbo. But there is a reason why you have to be careful on when to buy a Google Play edition device over their framework heavy counterpart. If you have both devices in hand, take a picture in low-light and tell me which took better pictures? Same device, same hardware but different OS implementations.

Major_Plonquer said,
Why should they even bother? Over 95% of all Android apps only use 3.1. They don't use any of the "new" features.

They should have called it "Kumquat".


You lost me. 3.1 was Honeycomb and it was present only in tablets since Google never made the source code available for Honeycomb (for very good reason). That 95% number is completely bogus. Perhaps I am misunderstanding what you are trying to say or you are not explaining your statement correctly.

Edited by DarkNet, Aug 8 2013, 12:02pm :