Android Key Lime Pie Starts Appearing on Nexus 4, Nexus 7

Though often rumored and even mentioned by Google, Key Lime Pie had missed its speculated Google I/O debut a few months ago and has not appeared publicly on a device to date. However, it looks like that may soon change as two of Google’s popular Nexus devices are appearing on a Chromium bug tracker log, according to CNET, showing what may be early Key Lime Pie builds.

Key Lime Pie was at one point rumored to be Android 5.0, suggesting that it will offer a significant update to the Android experience that we have today.

android-logo-whiteBoth the Nexus 4 smartphone and the Nexus 7 tablet were shown to have the KRS36B build of Android. With Google build numbers for Android, the first letter usually stands for the operating system version it is running. In this case, “K” would refer to Key Lime Pie if Google continues its Android build numbering style.

Both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 were recently updated to a newer version of the Android Jelly Bean build. The two devices are now on build JSS15J and JWR66V.

Unfortunately, other than the build number, no other information was revealed about Android Key Lime Pie in the bug tracker. At this time, it’s still unclear what Google will number the build as, though Android 5.0 seems to be a popular speculation. Google could potentially give the build a version number of 4.5, for example, though this would suggest a more incremental update than a significant revision to the OS.

It’s speculated that Android Key Lime Pie will debut this fall alongside a new Nexus 5 smartphone.

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