Android Key Lime Pie update tipped to expand device universe

Jun 12, 2013
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Android Key Lime Pie update tipped to expand device universe

Google's next-generation mobile OS "Key Lime Pie" has been suggested to be coming this October with the ability to run on a much wider variety of devices than that of today's Android (4.2 Jelly Bean). This information comes from a source that speaks on how the Project Butter updates in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will expand in codename Key Lime Pie, this time to a degree that will move Android past its already relatively lax requirements for certain hardware speeds.

This next-generation update has been tipped to be working with a bit of smoothness that extends beyond the current generation of dual-core and quad-core processor-toting smartphones and tablets. While this tip from VR-Zone isn't as confirmed as we'd generally like to be in this sort of situation, it's one of those things that just makes good sense.

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In this case it's the ever-expanding world of Android-toting machines in the wild - devices like Mad Catz M.O.J.O. that'll sit beside your television and use Android to control the content on your massive display. NVIDIA's SHIELD is another good example - who could have guessed that here in 2013 we'd be using Android to bring full-powered PC games to a handheld device?

The tip in question also includes the idea that Google's next-generation OS will be knocked down to 512 MB of RAM and a single core of CPU power. That's requirements for this future OS, and a trumping of efforts done by the current - and even some of the more recent updates to Android OS.

What's more: this update - whenever it does eventually appear - may very well be the one to bring such updates as integrated IR-Blaster support for the HTC One Google Edition and Nexus Experience GALAXY S 4. There's a reason why so there's a way.

VIA Android Community

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