Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Release Could Be Delayed: Updated Nexus 4 Could Still Happen [RUMOR]

By Prarthito Maity , Updated Apr 24, 2013 11:29 AM EDT

The next iteration of Android — Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie — remains a rumor without official confirmation. There was speculation the next Android build was set for a release at Google I/O, but now it looks like the Key Lime Pie announcement (let alone release) may not be in the cards.

The information that Key Lime Pie might not be on the menu at the I/O was revealed by Gadgetronica. The site claims to get the info from its “trusty internal sources” before mentioning that “everyone, literally everyone” thinks that the Nexus 5, with a Snapdragon 600 chipset and a 5-inch 1080p display, will launch at the event.

As of now, the whole lineup for the I/O event is a mystery, with speculations about hardware announcements recently shifting from the massively rumored Motorola X phone to possibly a new variant of the Nexus 4. However, the Key Lime Pie, on the other hand, may not arrive at the event and its release could be shifted to a later date this year.

It has also been reported that Google is considering delaying Key Lime Pie by at least two to four months to give OEMs some time to come out with their own Jelly Bean updates. Gadgetronica further writes: “Currently, the Android 5.0 PDK is already available to Sony (don’t think, there will be no Sony Nexus). Sony as we know contributes to the official Android code and is actively doing so for Android 5.0 as well.”

With Google I/O 2013 taking place in less than a month’s time (May 15-17), most Android users and fans are looking forward to at least some kind of information regarding the next generation of Android.

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