We are not completely sure that the next Android version, which follows the present Ice Cream Sandwich, will be named Jelly Bean. Therefore, we are just naming it simply Android 5.0. However, these days have appeared some rumors on the internet that the Android version which will be released after Android 5.0 will be named Key Lime Pie. Obviously, this should be the name for the 6.0 version.
The rumor on Android 6.0 Key Lime Pie came from a trusty source of The Verge website. It is the same source which, an year ago, was suggesting the name of Jelly bean for Android 5.0. Therefore, our reasons to believe that Android 6.0 could be named Key Lime Pie are pretty strong.
As we can see here, the name refers to a pie containing lime and cream. This follows the Google tradition of naming their mobile operating systems after tasty sweets. However, these names are not randomly chosen. Always the first letter of an Android Version is similar to the alphabetical order of the releases. Therefore, we had Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich. Now we should receive Jelly Bean and, eventually, Key Lime Pie.
At Mobile World Congress 2012, in Barcelona, an ASUS employee has confirmed, by mistake, the name of Jelly Bean for Android 5.0.
If Key Lime Pie will remain the official name for Android 6.0, then, most probably it will be shorten to KLP. The same happened with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which now everybody is calling it ICS.
The rumors are saying that Android 5.0 Jelly Bean will be released by Google in the fourth quarter of 2012. Some people are hurrying to forecast the release of the next Android version in June, 2012. In this case Android 6.0 Key Lime Pie should be released in the winter of 2012 or in the beginning of 2013.
Having in mind the facts described in the above mentioned paragraph, we expect that the upcoming Nexus tablet to run Android 5.0 jelly Bean. Also, we are confident that the new Android operating system will bring us a new Nexus phone too. IT might be manufactured by Motorola this time, having in mind that Google bought this company last year.
How does Android 6.0 Key Lime Pie sounds for you? For me, honestly, it sounds like Google is hurrying up…