Android Key Lime Pie may be delayed with 4.3 Jelly Bean next

Key Lime Pie may be further away than we'd hoped, with various clues spotted online of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean being tested.

The next stage in the evolution of Android might be further away than we'd hoped, with clues popping up online of Google testing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ahead of its Google I/O conference next month.

Android Police reports that devices running 'Android 4.3 JWR23B' -- the J stands for Jelly Bean -- have accessed its site, and that those users' IPs could be traced to Google. IP addresses and server logs can be manipulated, so we shouldn't take that as gospel, but apparently those IPs have given Android Police clues to previous versions being tested.

It's not the only evidence of 4.3 Jelly Bean. In response to the Police report, Reddit user danrant posted several interesting tidbits backing it up, including a Chromium bug that mentions 'Jelly Bean MR2' -- MR1 being version 4.2. He also spotted a repository of Qualcomm WLAN driver source code with a reference to 'jb-mr2-dev'.

This all suggests -- and it's only a hint, really -- that Google will launch an updated version of Jelly Bean next month, rather than a more serious overhaul that Key Lime Pie may bring. Here's Luke with his wishlist of improvements for Android 5.0:

What do you think? Would you be disappointed if you didn't get a fresh new flavour of Android at Google I/O? Or is Jelly Bean yet to go stale? And what new features would you like to see in any update? Drop your thoughts in the usual place below -- or over on our feature-packed Facebook page.

 

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