Android 5.0 may have to wait as Android 4.3 Jelly Bean spotted in the wild

Android 5.0 may have to wait as Android 4.3 Jelly Bean spotted in the wild
Guess the wait for the Android Key Lime Pie gets longer. The latest news reports are suggesting that Google will be rolling out Android 4.3 at Google I/O this year, instead of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie as it was widely expected.

The folks at Android Police have discovered server logs that indicate that Google is currently working on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). As per these server logs, there are various devices running on Android 4.3 build JWR23B. The report also mentions that it has already seem Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 devices running on Android 4.3. Furthermore, the IP addresses of these devices were tracked back to the Google Campus.

Given that Google I/O is just days away and that Android 4.3 has already started cropping in the logs, we might see the search engine giant announce it at this event.

Google had announced Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) in October last year. This new version added features like Photo Sphere, Gesture Typing, multiple user support, Wireless display or Miracast support, amongst others. The most recent update rolled out by the company was in the form of Android 4.2.2, which carries the JDQ39 build number and offers various bug fixes and performance enhancements.

As per data revealed by Google for the month of April, Android 4.1 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean are now on 25 percent of all Android devices. In the month of March, Jelly Bean's share was 16.5 percent. On the other hand, as per this report, the percentage of devices currently running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.x) is 29.3 percent, which is a marginal increase of 0.7 percent as compared to the previous month.

The past rumours had suggested that Google will be rolling out Android 5.0, which would be dubbed Key Lime Pie or another dessert starting with the alphabet K at the Google I/O. This version is now being touted to be released later in the year.

Of course it doesn't matter what will be the version number or the name of the next update, but what this new version of Android will bring to the table. So far, there is no word on what new features we can expect in the update.


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