Android Key Lime Pie accidentally confirmed for spring

Key Lime Pie will be revealed in spring according to new leaked information.

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Fancy a slice of Key Lime Pie? The next version of Google's Android software will be revealed in spring according to new leaked information.

Chip-builder Qualcomm appears to have inadvertently confirmed the arrival of Key Lime Pie with a leaked document detailing the development of Android. Key Lime Pie is listed for the second quarter of 2013.

Google usually announces each new version of Android at annual developer conference Google I/O in May. The new upgrade usually takes a while to filter down to new phones, and Qualcomm's roadmap expects the new software to hit devices in Summer.

Qualcomm has since slapped down Android Police, the original publisher of the information, and had the post pulled. Hey Qualcomm, have you met the Internet? You can't put everything back in Pandora box's once it's opened. Information wants to be free, and all that.

The current version of Android is 4.2 Jelly Bean. Jelly Bean made its debut on the Google Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus 4 phone, so fingers crossed for a cool new Nexus phone to show off Key Lime Pie. Buying a Nexus device is usually the only way to guarantee you get to play with the latest version of Android, since updates can take a while to hit your phone. Heck, at last count Ice Cream Sandwich, the previous version before Jelly Bean, had only just reached a quarter of Android phones.

To find out more about Android and see where your phone is up to update-wise, check out our guide to every version of Android.  

What do you want to see in Key Lime Pie? Will the new version of Android completely crush the iPhone, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.