Android 5.0 May Not Debut at Google I/O, Likely 4.3 Jelly Bean Instead

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Android LogoThough it was never a given that Google intended to unveil Android 5.0 and/or Key Lime Pie at its Google I/O conference next month in San Francisco, some evidence has come to light that suggests that the scenario is highly unlikely. In fact, it’s Android 4.3 that will likely get the reveal, and it looks like it will still be Jelly Bean.

Website Android Police recently reported that server logs for Android 4.3 are being tested in the real world, confirming their legitimacy by tracing the IPs back to two Google employees. The build of Android 4.3 being used is dubbed JWR23B, indicating that it will still be a version of Jelly Bean, given that the first letter of the build always corresponds with the version name. Adding more credence to the claims is that there have been recent comments in the official Chromium bug tracker regarding build JWR23B, with the comments coming from a Chromium developer.

The report also confirmed that the two devices that have been seen in the logs using Android 4.3 are the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7, which makes sense since Google/Nexus devices are always the first to receive the OS updates.

With some hardware makers still in the process of deploying Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to their devices, rumors began to surface last week that Android 5.0 would be delayed a few months. Given these recent findings, signs are beginning to point to that being true.

Source: Android Police



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