If latest rumors are true, Google is going to delay its launch of Android Key Lime Pie and will not be featuring at the Google I/O which has been scheduled to take place from May 15th to May 17th in San Francisco. The reason for Google to delay the launch of the latest Android OS version is because the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean updates are still being rolled out and it will give some breathing space to the OEM’s.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean arrived at the I/O conference in June 2012. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was first featured on the Nexus 7 tablet. In the run off to the launch of the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, OEM’s were still updating their devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean arrived in October 2012 and this was followed by Android 4.2.1 in January and the Android 4.2.2 last month.
This time last year, many OEMs were still trying to update compatible phones to Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” which was first introduced in late 2011. Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” didn’t arrive until the Google I/O conference in June 2012, and was first released on the Nexus 7 tablet. Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean” arrived in October 2012 followed by Android 4.2.1 in January and Android 4.2.2 just last month.
The Android 4.2.2 will be the last update before the launch of the Key Lime Pie. There was a lot of speculation of about the release of Key Lime Pie in the second quarter of 2013. Sony is an important member of the Android process since it contributes to the official Android code. It already has the Android 5.0 PDK. It could be possible that we may see the launch of a Sony Nexus sometime in future.
The Google I/O may not see the launch of the Android 5.0 but there are plenty of pleasant surprises like the a reworked Qualcomm-powered Nexus 7 tablet, and an updated Nexus 4 smartphone with 32 GB of storage and LTE support.