The next major iteration of Google’s Android operating system – the update unofficially dubbed ‘Key Lime Pie’ – may be officially unveiled in May next year, a Twitter update from the search giant suggests.
The official Google Developers account tweeted earlier today: “Save the date! Google I/O ‘13 will be 5/15-17. Reg info coming in early ‘13. Meanwhile, revisit the magic: http://google.com/io #io13”.
The tweet comes hot on the heels of a doodle uploaded by a Google employee last week which showed an evolutionary chain of the Android mascot devouring sugary treats associated with each major update for the platform, the last of which clearly appears to be eating a slice of key lime pie.
Not that it hasn’t been long suspected that Android 5.0 or whatever version follows Jelly Bean will almost surely be called Key Lime Pie, at least now we have an ETA as to when the update can be expected.
Although May seems like quite a long wait, with Jelly Bean availability still under seven per cent of smartphones, we don’t expect Google to roll out the next one any time soon as it would only serve to fragment the OS further.
Little is known as to what new improvements can be expected from Key Lime Pie, but on our wishlist, at least, are new camera features, a Swype-style keyboard, deeper social network integration (especially Google+) and a dedicated Google Notes app.
Keep ‘em peeled for more Android Key Lime Pie gen as we have them.