Many analysts and developers were hoping Google would announce an update to its Android operating system at its annual I/O developer’s conference last month. That didn’t happen, but new reports indicate that the company could announce the next version of its OS later this year.
According to the website VR-Zone, Google is set to announce Android OS 5.0, which many are expecting to be codenamed Key Lime Pie, sometime around late October of this year. The site speculates that the announcement could match up with an announcement of the Motorola X Phone — the smartphone Google has developed since it took over Motorola — which is also expected to debut sometime in the late third or early fourth quarter.
Little information has been provided about the new version of the OS, but VR-Zone reports that Key Lime Pie is expected to be a much more optimized version of Android than ever before. Supposedly, Key Lime Pie will even be able to run on handsets with as little as 512 MB of RAM.