Android Key Lime Pie: Most wanted features (video)

CNET takes you through the new tricks and software tweaks we want to see in the next major version of Android.

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Right now, deep beneath the Earth's crust, Google engineers are working in secret to develop the next major version of Android.

Rumored to be called Key Lime Pie (though some reports suggest the next version may stick with the Jelly Bean moniker), little is known about what new software treats this update has in store. That said, we at CNET certainly have an idea of what we want to see -- hit play on the video above to hear the apps and tweaks we're desperate for Google to bake into the heart of its next big refresh.

Separate work and personal profiles a la BlackBerry 10? Not a bad idea. A proper backup service to give Apple's iCloud a run for its money? Yes, please. We'll also be discussing practical measures such as better battery management and cross-device message syncing.

Due to Android's open nature, several items on our wish list can be achieved through furious tinkering or installing specific apps through Google Play. That's not enough to satisfy us, however -- we want Google-brand features, and we want them soon.

What do you want from the next version of Android? Do you agree with some of our picks, or is there something else you'd like to see Google's green robot take on? Are there any features the Big G should "borrow" from rival operating systems, or do you have an original idea you want Android to adopt? Let me know in the comments below.

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Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.

 

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