Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie purportedly spotted in benchmark result

Daniel Bader

November 19, 2012 2:13pm

Now that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is safely released to the public, it’s time to focus our (rumour) attention on the next big version, expected to be called Key Lime Pie and likely to be unveiled in February or March of next year.

There’s no doubt that Googlers are testing Android 5.0 already, and it has shown its face for the first time on popular benchmark site NenaMark. While it’s possible to fake such a listing, we’re going to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt and assume it is real.

The hardware it is being tested on, however, is decidedly this generation, as the device, LT30i, is a variation of the Sony Xperia T clocked at 1.6Ghz. Because Sony is a close partner of Google, and may be readying its own Nexus phone, it’s entirely possible that the hardware manufacturer has been granted early access to Android 5.0 as part of the Android PDK.

Then again, this call all be a manipulated farce to see how many tech sites will report bogus information.

Source: NenaMark
Via: Android Authority

  • Morgan Freeman Lookalike

    Exciting times at Google!!

  • mattprime86

    This guy looks like Morgan Freeman^

  • collin

    i really hope my galaxy nexus will still receive this update!

    • Dalex

      It will, afterall the Nexus S, a 2010 device, got Jellybean so the Galaxy Nexus, a 2011 device, should get Android’s 5.0 update no problem in 2013.

  • IOS

    IoS is where it is

    • sp

      LOL…. you are dreaming again!!

      get off the Apple Kool Aid diet

  • 7-Down

    Sony Nexus, please.

  • NoShirtSherlock

    @IOS

    I’d agree with you, but Apple maps still can’t seem to help me find “where it’s at”.

    On another note, can’t wait for my Nexus to receive some of this yummy 5.0 dessert. Looks like I’ll be able to survive my bloody 3 yr contract without dying for a new phone in the mean time.

    • lukeiphone

      Don’t be cheap. Just buy an actual GPS.

  • monsterduc1000

    Sony stated they wanted to put out a direct competitor to Samsung and Apple flagship phones and what better way than a Sony Nexus!!! Google let LG do it, now let Sony have a crack! =D

    My wish list for this phone:
    -KLP!!! (obviously)
    -At least 32gb as it seems Google will not bend on expandable storage for their phone.
    -2gb ram (standard now for a high end phone)
    -LTE!!!
    -quad core top of the line mobile processor
    -top of the line mobile gpu

    If this ever came about, I would pay around $450 for this from the Play store.

  • Pssst

    I keep trying to bing this story, but my ATT Lumia 920 keeps randomly freezing and restarting… Every time! Brand new phone :'(

    Please help me MS, I know I am not the only one but you certainly are pretending that’s the case

    • Dalex

      “Bing this story”, that just sounds weird to me, I would really have to get used to that if I got a WP, *shudder*… There is a google search app right?

  • Doug

    TOO EARLY for Key Lime Pie. I certainly hope this is a off base rumour. Google needs to work out the bugs in 4.2, Shipping, Notifications before they even discuss releasing KLP.

  • matt

    Right, because theyre certainly testing this on a qualcomm S3 w/ adreno 220…

  • cg

    Maybe Google should focus on fixing the ongoing nexus 4 shipping issues…

  • HighClassFrenchCricket

    key lime pie will be the last meal for iOS before it gets buried via lethal injection

  • guy

    jeeze even with 4.2 being new and android fragmented you cant expect google NOT to be working on its next version. Even if they are near complete 5.0 I doubt they would release until minimum march. Samsung would probably love that too since the s4 will no doubt come out at the end of may…
    As for a sony nexus device..its certainly possible but its not gonna happen for a few months. Google isnt gonna stab LG in the back (and itself) by releasing a new nexus device so quickly. Expect at least 6 months between nexus devices (of the same type)

  • roman

    Hoping Android 5 will bring an end to skins.

  • Thomson

    Guess game of who and likely who’s not getting this update….Dislike away. Doesn’t change the truth.

    • Geoff

      Can we both “dislike” and “agree” at the same time?

  • Miknitro

    As mentioned, it seems highly suspect using that older gen chipset.

  • W

    Sony Nexus? I call fake.

  • OMG BASEDGOD TYBG #taskforce

    Wouldn’t it be hilarious if it wasn’t called Key Lime Pie after all the speculation?

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