Fancy a slice of Key Lime Pie? A Google employee has served up a tasty treat of a cartoon giving us the strongest hint yet for the name of the hotly anticipated next Android update.
Google software engineer Manu Cornet, who also produces the tech-themed webcomic Bonkers World, doodled the evolution of Android pictured above. The image is "just for fun" and we shouldn't read much into it, but with rumours of the Key Lime Pie name swirling since the start of this year, this is a pretty strong indication from inside Google that the next version will indeed be lime-flavoured.
Google namesafter a veritable sweet trolley of tasty treats, arrayed in alphabetical order. We've so far feasted on Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, with Key Lime Pie set to be the next sweet treat to get the Android treatment.
The latest version of Android is Google Nexus 4., which adds the clever Photo Sphere camera feature and debuts on the
Android updates aren't without controversy, however. Jelly Bean 4.2 hasty 4.2.1 update. And phone manufacturers struggle to get new software onto your blowers -- even .on many phones and managed to miss out December from some apps, forcing Google to rush out a
As a result, most phone fans are stuck with what they feel is out-of-date software even on brand new phones. As of November,-- three generations old, not including the tablet-focused Honeycomb.
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