Google Android Key Lime Pie Likely to Succeed Jelly Bean

March 5, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Android saga is not over yet, and a new episode seems like coming up every two weeks. It’s been not many weeks since we reported rumors that search giant Google is done with the Ice Cream Sandwich version, and is thinking about rolling out a new version, code named Jelly Bean.

The world is so fast that time is not a barrier to talk something beyond Jelly Bean, though it is not yet out.

Now reliable sources who have earlier tipped the tech news world about upcoming OS versions in the Android platform, is hinting that Android already has plans for an OS update beyond Jelly Bean.

As per the information, the new OS will be named Key Lime Pie. The name itself is enough for many Android fans to drool about this upcoming version.

This name too, is in line with Google’s tradition of naming the Android versions after food, in an alphabetic order. So we got Cupcake (1.5), Donut (1.6), Éclair (2.0), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), Honeycomb (3.0), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), Jelly Bean and now Key Lime Pie.

Though we don’t know the possible version number of it so far, we wonder what Google will do when they run out of alphabets after ‘Z’. If they go at this pace, they will surely do within a matter of some years.

ICS was launched in last October and recent rumors say that Jelly Bean will be rolled out this year itself to fill the gap caused by the lukewarm response to ICS and the onslaught by Windows 8.

It is expected to be tailored more for tablets and will allow manufacturers to give a dual boot option to users along with Windows 8.

There are no clues so far about what Google plans to pack in their Key Lime Pie recipe or when it will reach our tables. Well, it worth a wait.

[Editor’s question: What were the versions for ‘A’ and ‘B’ ?]

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