Motorola will manufacture the first smartphone to run Android Key Lime Pie, it as been claimed, after a company job notice indicated that the phone-maker posted a job ad for a senior director to oversee the development of a new handset.
The job ad for a "Sr Director Project Management” to work on a handset somewhat mysteriously dubbed the “X-Phone” was posted on LinkedIn, where it was picked up by Phandroid.
Unfortunately, details about the phone that's in the works from Google subsidiary weren’t included in the advertisement, which somewhat tellingly has since been removed.
However, the ad did specify that the handset will run on a "next generation smartphone platform”, which we’re taking as a sign that it will debut the as yet unseen Key Lime Pie version of Google’s OS, AKA Android 5.0.
This would tally with Google’s policy of using Nexus phones to introduce fresh versions of Android to the word and to act as benchmarks for the rest of the industry as to the standards it expects Android smartphones by third-party manufacturers to follow.
News of Google’s plans comes after a leaked document from processor-manufacturer Qualcomm indicated that a phone running Key Lime Pie will be along some time in Q2, prompting speculation that it could take a bow at the Google I/O developers’ conference in May or June.