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Android build hints coming of Key Lime Pie

News   •   Aug 07, 2013 10:38 BST

New Android builds have been discovered on the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. The builds hint that Android Key Lime Pie, the next generation version of Android, is coming.

The news comes to us courtesy of CNET. According to the site, “A user in the Chromium bug tracker (Chromium is Chrome’s open source backbone) recently reported running tests on a variety of mobile devices. Among them, a Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 were listed as having the KRS36B build of Android.

“The finding is interesting since both devices recently saw official updates that brought them current with builds JSS15J and JWR66V, respectively. The first letter in the build almost always matches up to the Android version. For instance, "J" stands for Jelly Bean. In this case, the 'K' signals Key Lime Pie.”

The site adds, “Unfortunately, there’s nothing in the Chromium bug post that sheds any additional light on Key Lime Pie. It is noteworthy, however, in that there are versions of Android out there that are more current than 4.3 Jelly Bean.”

If ever Key Lime Pie is released, the software is likely to make its first appearance running on a new Nexus device. It will then roll out to devices like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Google Nexus 4.

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