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Android OS Evolution graphics shows Key Lime Pie

Under: Google Android
By:Debbie Turner | December 4th, 2012

We always enjoy bringing readers news about Android operating system news and especially speculating about what the next iteration will be called. For some time now it has been rumored that the next major update will be called Key Lime Pie and now it seems there’s further evidence of this with an Android OS evolution graphic ending with what appears to be an Android eating a slice of Key Lime Pie.

The graphic is being widely discussed as it appears to have been created by a Google employee, Manu Cornet in Paris, France. Some sites have been pretty excited and reported this as a confirmation of the next Android OS being titled Key Lime Pie. However we hesitate to go that far and instead say it seems more likely but we can’t confirm it.

The graphic, which you can see below, comes from Bonkers World and shows the evolution of the little Andy/Bugdroid figure that we all know and love, each time holding or eating a sweet treat. We wonder how many of you can list them all but for those who can’t it starts with Cupcake followed by Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and then the provocative Key Lime Pie.

You can see Manu Cornet’s Google+ page here where people are commenting on the graphic and wondering if this definitely denotes that Key Lime Pie is next in the Android update lineup, although one person seems to think the picture is of Apple Pie! We think the cartoon-like drawing is actually really neat and wonder how many Android enthusiasts would like it on their wall or on some form of merchandise.

It was way back in March that we first heard speculation that Android 5.0 would be called Key Lime Pie and was due in 2013 and we spoke about this again very recently with reports that a Sony Xperia phone had been spotted running a version of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie in benchmark tests. All things considered then it certainly looks more than likely that K will stand for Key Lime Pie.

This of course leads to the question of what will the following Android OS beginning with ‘L’ be called. Here at Phones Review we’ve already thought of Lollipop, or maybe mmm… Lemon Meringue but of course you may have ideas of your own that you want to share with us. Tell us what you think about the Android evolution graphic and the Key Lime Pie clue? We’d also love to hear your ideas for ‘L’ so send in your comments to let us know.

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  • Stephen

    You skipped Jellybean!! That doesn’t make sense in the alphabetical scheme of their history.

    • Stephen

      NM, you just skipped JB lol

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