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Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Concept Good Enough for Google

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Google didn’t announce a new version of Android at Google I/O 2013 but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have major updates in store for Android owners. The first of these updates should be Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, rumored to be arriving in July, while the biggest update of the year is thought to be Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. And while we haven’t heard much about the real Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, Android enthusiasts may hope that it resembles a Android 5.0 concept that recently emerged.

At Google I/O 2013, the company failed to offer an Android update for smartphone and tablet owners, instead choosing to focus on upgrades to its current services. However, rumors suggest that a new Android update is close with whispers pointing to an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean release in the not-so-distant future. Rumors suggest the update could arrive as soon as this month with July also being mentioned as a possibility.

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is rumored for later this year. This is a concept.

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is rumored for later this year. This is a concept.

Android 4.3 isn’t thought to be a massive upgrade from Android 4.2. Instead, Google is likely saving its best for an update later in the year, an update that is thought to be Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie rumors are scarce with the only whispering suggesting that the update could be arriving in late October, just like last year’s Android 4.2 update. Features, however, remain unknown.

A new Android 5.0 concept from Jinesh Shah, courtesy of Droid-Life, likely doesn’t represent what Google has in store for Android owners but it is a concept that is worthy of the attention of Android’s keeper.

Android 5.0 Lockscreen

Shah’s Android 5.0 concept introduces several new features including a new Google Search widget, new lock screen widgets, a new Google Music widget, and a new lock screen.

Android 5.0 Music Widget Closed

His concept isn’t a complete overhaul of what Google brought to the table with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but it does bring some well-thought out additions to the table.

Android 5.0 Music Widget

Of course, Google’s Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will almost assuredly look different but until Google decides to show it off, user concepts are going to be as close as Android users get. Fortunately, this new concept is one that is worthy of Google.

23 Comments

  1. Lachlan

    06/14/2013 at 3:57 pm

    Can someone make a Apex launcher theme of this?

    • eric

      06/15/2013 at 10:08 am

      What’s mine say?

      • Lachlan

        06/15/2013 at 11:48 am

        What’s your what say?

    • chris

      06/16/2013 at 3:39 pm

      I have a theme for it. Here is a screen shot. http://imgur.com/Kgepohu

      • Lachlan

        06/16/2013 at 3:46 pm

        Can you give us a link to the theme download?

      • angel ramos

        06/28/2013 at 9:31 am

        what rom/theme is that chris? :o

  2. Wolfie

    06/15/2013 at 3:53 pm

    “Of course, Google’s Android 4.0 Key Lime Pie…”
    I thought Key Lime Pie was going to be version 5.0 and not 4.0, since 4.0 is Ice Cream Sandwich…
    :X

  3. [email protected]

    06/21/2013 at 1:13 pm

    Still a laggy OS, with rubbish Quad-core support and the latest iteration barely runs on a single core device. iOS however, is a completely different story. I switched from a GS3 to an iphone4 yes thats right a single core device performs much better in daily tasks than a quad-core cpu on an amateur OS.

    • Austin Campbell

      06/21/2013 at 4:16 pm

      You are retarted-_-

      • Joe

        06/22/2013 at 5:31 am

        Isn’t it spelled ‘retarded’?

        • Austin Campbell

          06/22/2013 at 6:45 am

          Yes it is. For some reason my iPod auto corrected it to that. Because iOS autocorrect is terrible-_-

          • Alik Malix

            06/26/2013 at 12:36 am

            Austin, Getting a smartphone won’t automatically make you smarter.

            And it’s true, my IPhone 3GS (a 4 yr old phone) runs smooth even on one of the latest update 6.1.3. Will be getting an iP5S/6 because its got all scratchy (I like Samsung products today, my old phone used plastic back cover), and I found someone to buy my old phone for $100 (that’s 50% of what I paid for it 4 years ago) – not bad.

    • Justin11141

      07/09/2013 at 2:58 am

      cause you never owned a nexus 4

    • Cody Williams

      08/02/2013 at 7:01 pm

      Android surely was… i come from IOS and still love it. I tried ALOT of phones, a few androids and they all sucked…. until i tried a nexus 4. Pure Android…. Samsung screws up andriod with their touch wiz interface… shame on them because underneath, the new Jelly Bean and up is equal to the polish of IOS and more…

  4. mike

    07/09/2013 at 5:57 pm

    I’m a proud owner of a nexus 4 and nexus 7 :-) :-) :-)

  5. VIdura

    07/19/2013 at 1:19 am

    way to go android
    apple rocks
    windows is awesome
    samsung sucks!

    • keith

      07/28/2013 at 4:58 pm

      samsung and motorola both
      suck. bought their devices and they was junk. got a nexus 4 and it rocks. got the 4.3 update yesterday.

      • Darren

        08/12/2013 at 11:37 pm

        Nexus 4 has the same update as samsung. It’s practically the same. The 4.3 update is from android. Just that the phone is from google.

  6. James Lowery

    07/30/2013 at 10:10 pm

    lol this rules!

  7. John

    08/05/2013 at 10:24 pm

    Apples iOS is a joke anymore. They went from a innovative OS to a “me to!” OS. It’s painfully obvious how they ripped off the look of Google Now in making iOS7. Android as it stands since 4.2 and has more features than iOS. Gone are the days of Android lag. Androids ecosystem has everything Apple does. Right now, Cook and Co. are taking notes. I am not against Apple in any way. They make solid hardware, yet are failing to innovate on the software side. Both have faults to them. Android was late to the bluetooth low energy party and Apple was late to the Near Field Communication party. My preference is Android currently for phones, and Windows for PC though I do acknowledge Apples great multimedia abilities. Anyone who knows about Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud and Pro Tools knows those two programs are made with Apple hardware in mind.

    • Mattp

      08/15/2013 at 9:09 am

      Finally someone who doesn’t just say android is bad buy iphone or iphone sucks buy android! Ios and android both are good os’s. Ios lacks the ability of customization and Android may be innovative but sometimes is laggy, but that’s just the reason why google and apple keep updating their software!

  8. Mrgwaps

    08/17/2013 at 9:09 am

    They should release that Nexus watch with the N5 when 5.0 KLP drops. Id buy a bundle of the watch and phone for $600

  9. jackwagon

    08/22/2013 at 12:10 am

    The problem is, everyone here is running a stock phone.
    Any android phone, unlocked boot loader, rooted with security off(s-off)
    Can run pure android o/s. At that point almost any aosp rom, CyanogenMod being the leanest,’runs with more than half of the ROM free with half of the programs installed off the bat, not to mention zero bloatware. Basically, aftermarket aosp ROMs run the same pure android as nexus models.
    Stock o/s blows.
    Even a stock iphone blows compared to a hacked iPhone.

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