With the launch of the new Nexus 7, a handful of other flagship devices and Android 4.3, Jelly Bean, already come and gone, we can turn our complete attention to Key Lime Pie, or what is presumed to be Android 5.0. For as much as we’ve heard about the upcoming “K” update rumored to hit Android this fall, we’ve yet to see any real proof of its existence. What we have today is still a stretch, but we think it may be some of the very first signs that Key Lime Pie is being tested for release.
In the Chromium Project bug tracker, previously noted for leaking future Android build numbers, an issue with the Nexus 4 and 7 with cloud print has popped up on Android build KRS36B. Why is KRS36B important? Every Jelly Bean build name has started with “J”. Ice Cream Sandwich with “I”, and Gingerbread with “G”. This build, KRS36B, is from Key Lime Pie. This reveals absolutely nothing about the update itself, but is a great sign that a fall launch date for the next big version of Android is likely.
This October, we fully expect to see a new Nexus 10, a new Nexus phone (a 4-inch Moto unit? 5-inch LG handset?) and Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie. The closer we get to this fall, the more leaks we expect to see, and more rumors we expect to hear. The countdown is officially on.