Jun 12 AT 11:02 AM Nick Sarafolean 25 Comments

Google may have just teased Android 5.0 in new screenshots


Google I/O is on its way, and in accordance, the Android rumors are ramping up. After yesterday’s Quantum Paper rumor, today brings us a possible tease from El Goog itself. The screenshots below (click for full size) were from a tweet by Google, letting you know that you can follow your favorite teams in the World Cup with Google Now. But the important part lies in the clock which reads 5:00. What does that mean, you ask? Read on to find out.

Android 5.0 Tease

Since Android 2.3, Google has been using the clock as a means of indicating which version of Android a device is running. For example, the Nexus S promo images show the time being 2:30, the Moto XOOM was 3:00, the Galaxy Nexus 4:00, and so on. All the way to the Nexus 5 which says 4:40 to indicate KitKat. But the Nexus 5 in this screenshot lists the time at precisely 5:00. For a good while now, the next major overhaul of Android has been rumored to jump to the Android 5.0 numbering group. With Google I/O so close, it stands to reason that Google could be teasing us by showing the number version of the next version of Android to be released.

What’s your take on it? Is Google really teasing Android 5.0?

Via: Droid Life

Source: Google (Twitter)

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • OmegaStar

    Looks KitKat-ish to me.

    • ElvisonD

      It’s because that isn’t the UI, the whole point of the article and the picture was that it showed 5:00 indicating Android 5.0..not the Google Now UI

      • Markymarc


    • Nate B.

      In previous leaks they never showed the UI. It’s the time. That’s the focus.

  • Scot8457

    so Android 5.0 Liverlungs confirmed?

  • Amit Kumar Mittal

    I hope it be 5.0 and expecting as big changes as release number

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    I don’t see why they would use 5:00 unless it is to tease the upcoming release. They could be trolling us but I think it is a tease.

    Licorice? Lemon cake? Lemon drops? Lime sherbet? Can’t think of anything else that starts with L that it could be.

    • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

      Maybe do another partnership and call it Laffy Taffy? Lol

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh


    • Brazil 1-2 Croatia


    • sddd

      it is for a LIFE you don’t have.

      • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

        I don’t know if I should be scratching my head over your comment or the fact that someone plus one’d it. Whatever, it’s the internet where there are asshats galore.

    • Jeremy Turnley


    • Dave Kratter

      Maybe they’re talking to Twizzlers to do a Licorice thing.

  • mattcoz

    Maybe 5.0 will fix the mm-qcamera-daemon bug…

    • Nate B.

      I’m sure it would be more then a bug give…

    • Patrick

      Oh, don’t worry. 5.0 will give us plenty more bugs to worry about. 5.3 should be the more stable bug-fixing version in a year or year and a half.

    • Guest

      I believe that they have already fixed that with 4.4.3. I haven’t seen it since the update. But I also didn’t see it but 2 times before the update either.

  • jerrbomb

    If it’s what is presumed as the next iteration of Android then color me happy and excited.. I can’t wait for Google I/O

  • LB

    How come there is never a version that has a minor number larger than 7 (meaning X.Y, where Y>7 ) ?

    • jj14

      you mean like 2.3?

  • sddd

    have a life, guys

  • Joseph Emerson

    if i can’t get it for the moto g than i couldn’t give a rat’s ass.

  • Mark

    Android 5.0?

    My Droid Mini is JUST getting the 4.4.3 update in the coming week, up from Android 4.4…

    I hope that Motorola integration in the 2013 generation of Droids stays tight, I’d love to get my hands on the latest flavor.

  • Ricardo

    the opening game of brazil and croatia was at 5pm local time apparently, so that might be it. but then again that would have been 5pm or 17:00 so it is probably a new android version.