Aug 06 AT 1:28 PM Dustin Earley 15 Comments

First signs of Key Lime Pie spotted in the wild


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.

Via: DroidLife

Source: Chromium Project

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Jacky Alciné

    It’d suck if it was just a typo.

    • NotRelevant

      The bug report mentions KRS36B twice. Once is a typo, twice is intentional.

  • jaxidian

    I’m actually surprised this is the first we’re hearing about KLP. We’re only 2 months away! Well done, Google, for keeping this quiet!! :-)

    • Arthur

      Either Google has figured out how to keep things under wraps much better or KLP isn’t as large of an update as we think.

      With 4.3 being as smooth as it is on the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus, not sure what could be on the horizon, system wide enhancements to make that experience a whole lot better.

      The phone finding feature is rolling out soon which was something missing for a long time and notifications with Android I think are the best out there.

    • giles

      Well done or 4.4 :P

      • PeterJ

        There is no problem for Google to even start planning Key Lime Pie since 4.2 since they just can fork it and work on it simultaneously with other versions. So this is no indication that there will be few changes.

  • Nate B.

    This is exciting even if it is just a letter. I’ve been wanting to hear news about this for a while. Let’s go Google. I hope they don’t cut corners though. You know the little things that have a big impact.

  • Pranjal Desai

    I already know abt key lime pie because my uncle’s friend works for Motorola mobility and he said key lime pie is coming in two months and that’s why they will directly update Moto X to 5.0 and skip 4.3

    • Arthur

      I am hoping Google will implement some of those unique voice control features of the Moto X into stock Android as well as the active display notifications and Assist features which have been getting a lot of praise.

    • Dustin Earley

      Tell your uncle’s friend to get ahold of me. We have lots to talk about.

      • Roberto

        Good luck talking to his imaginary uncle’s friend.

  • jerrbomb

    Hmm.. KLP.. I think very likely.. And it could be that 4.3 was just an update to prepare for 5.0.. But my thing is.. If the update is definitely around the corner.. Google definitely has done a very done a very good job and keeping this under wraps…

  • teecruz

    Is it sad the only Nexus I could possibly be excited for really, is a Nexus 10.
    I’m sorry, Q4 of 2013 has some excitement already in the pipes.

    The likes of a HTC One Max and a Note III make the sound of a possible reiteration of the Nexus phone a yawn.

  • donger

    Lucky folks that has a taste of the pie.

  • Mister Destructo

    That’s cool and all but as someone who’s thinking of switching from an iPhone 4S to an Android based phone (HTC One) these constant updates are a little daunting. I love the look of the One but reading about it having 4.2.2 or possibly 4.3 and then 5.0 coming out in a couple of months, I feel like I might be getting in over my head. Can someone explain to me why they don’t just do one update a year? Is there really that big a difference between updates when they seem to come out about every few months? Plus there seem to be constant issues with some phones not getting the updates at all.