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Is Android Key Lime Pie In the Works?

March 5, 2012

Full of ice cream sandwiches? Not too fond of jelly beans? How about a little key lime pie?

According to The Verge, the next iteration of Google's Android operating system after Jelly Bean will be codenamed Key Lime Pie. The blog said its source is the same person who tipped the Jelly Bean name last year.

"We don't have any guidance on when we might see Key Lime Pie officially unveiled or what the version number may be — we haven't even seen Jelly Bean yet, after all — but it's reasonable to think that it could be a 2013 deliverable," according to The Verge's Chris Ziegler.

At Mobile World Congress last week, PCMag's mobile analyst, Sascha Segan, checked out Google's booth and found a few clues that seemingly confirmed the Jelly Bean moniker.

"Deep within the meeting rooms at the Google booth, there is this delightful bowl of candy. Look at it. Android. Jelly beans," Segan wrote.

Google declined to comment on its candy of choice, but it's not too difficult to read between the lines. For more, see the slideshow of Google's Crazy MWC Booth below.

Those familiar with Android know that Google names its OS updates after desserts, in alphabetical order: Cupcake (1.6), Donut (2.0), Éclair (2.1), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), Honeycomb (3.0), and Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), and (allegedly) Jelly Bean (5.0).

At this point, meanwhile, Ice Cream Sandwich is on just 1 percent of Android devices, according to the Google developer website, so it will be awhile before we have to start swapping out "ICS" for "KLP."




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