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Google Hints to Key Lime Pie as Next Android Release

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A cartoon drawn by a Google employee shows the popular green droid chomping on a slice of key lime pie.

There's a major chance the next full build of Android will be dubbed "Key Lime Pie" as originally rumored. This unofficial confirmation officially arrives by way of a Google employee on Google+ who took the time to draw the evolution of Android in a cartoon format, similar to the "monkey to man" depiction used to visually demonstrate the evolution of man.

According to the cartoon history, a primitive, hunchback android started off chomping on a cupcake (v1.5), then progressed to a donut (v1.6) , an eclair (v2.0 to v2.1), a cup of frozen yogurt or "froyo" (v2.2), a gingerbread cookie (v2.3 to v2.3.7) and then a piece of honeycomb (v3.1 to v3.2). All the while, the droid is beginning to stand erect, grow in size, and sprout loner antennae.

By the time "The Bugdroid" was fully erect, he is eating an ice cream sandwich (v4.0.3 to v4.0.4) – or rather, the timepoint in the mobile platform's evolution where Google began to seriously tackle fragmentation. Like the popular depiction of man's evolution, the droid has reached a point where he's visually more superior than the previous cupcake-eating hunchback. The Google employee seems to think this is when Android became a solid platform.

After eating an ice cream sandwich, our popular green droid is smiling and eating a cup of tasty jelly beans (4.1 to v4.2). His next meal is depicted as a slice of key lime pie. He's smiling, fully alert, and seems to have a special green sparkle to his outer shell and a kick in his step.

The version number is unknown at this point, but the next logical step seems to be v4.3 or v5.0. It will likely depend on how big of a leap the next update will make. The jump from v2.3 "Gingerbread" to v3.0 "Honeycomb" was an obvious one as was the leap from v3.0 "Honeycomb" to v4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich". Recent rumors have pointed to an entirely new build, v5.0 "Key Lime Pie", so we'll just have to see what 2013 holds for Google's popular robotic platform.


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    john15v16 , December 4, 2012 8:06 PM
    Nice, Jelly bean is already as smooth as butter, can't wait for my OTA update!
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    john15v16 , December 4, 2012 8:06 PM
    Nice, Jelly bean is already as smooth as butter, can't wait for my OTA update!
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    silverblue , December 4, 2012 8:13 PM
    Guessed this one a while back... now, what's for L? :) 
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    john15v16 , December 4, 2012 8:24 PM
    Oh, BTW flash still works well on Jelly Bean too (android browser, opera and firefox mobile) . I hope it stays this way for the new update...
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    bak0n , December 4, 2012 8:32 PM
    As long as key lime pie is like the fresh stuff in florida and not the crap we get on the west coast, it'll be smooth.
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    atminside , December 4, 2012 8:36 PM
    Damn that is a lot of junk food.....diabetes much?
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    Tanquen , December 4, 2012 8:37 PM
    Cool, will Bluetooth voice dialing work? I returned my new Verizon DNA today as Voice Search and voice dialing are broke. It’s too bad as I really like the wireless charging and the 1080p screen. :( 
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    mazty , December 4, 2012 8:40 PM
    Will always remind me of Dexter...
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    QEFX , December 4, 2012 8:59 PM
    silverblueGuessed this one a while back... now, what's for L?


    Lemon meringue pie?

    Would be a logical upgrade from key lime pie as an incremental .x update.
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    Vestin , December 4, 2012 9:09 PM
    Quote:
    (...)the droid has reached a point where he's visually more superior(...)

    Ah, "more superior"... All the awesomeness of "more better" with the additional Latin ring to it....
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    samwelaye , December 4, 2012 9:14 PM
    silverblueGuessed this one a while back... now, what's for L?

    probably lemon something... lemon meringue sounds good for L.
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    xanagu88 , December 4, 2012 9:30 PM
    What a SHITTY diet
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    in_the_loop , December 4, 2012 9:34 PM
    Why not Liquorice?
    Something I like or even know about for a change.
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    jhansonxi , December 4, 2012 9:42 PM
    I vote for Lollipop: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lollipop
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    kryzzay , December 4, 2012 10:17 PM
    atminsideDamn that is a lot of junk food.....diabetes much?


    No not much.
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    Camikazi , December 4, 2012 11:48 PM
    Didn't we already know this months ago?
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    darkavenger123 , December 4, 2012 11:56 PM
    What happens when we reached "Z"?? OMG...another end of the world prediction like the Mayan calendars is coming!!!
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    wildkitten , December 5, 2012 1:34 AM
    Is all the food names supposed to make us think of how bloated the Android is getting while the Android OS is full of bloatware from the carriers?

    Please Google, I like Android, but it's time to use your coporate muscle and push back against the carriers like Apple does to reign in the fragmentation to a large degree as well as making the carriers to make bloat at least uninstallable.
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    JOSHSKORN , December 5, 2012 4:11 AM
    silverblueGuessed this one a while back... now, what's for L?

    Lemon Meringue Pie? Lollypop?
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    chibiwings , December 5, 2012 8:56 AM
    OMG!my phone is getting Old..Google Please..push your hardware vendors.. My Galaxy note has no Jelly bean.. Still =( .
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    zzz_b , December 5, 2012 11:25 AM
    Someone should draw an apple as slowly has more and more missing, till it's completely gone :) 
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