Last updated July 10, 2023
As you have probably seen in the title, Android are continuing their food orientated aliases with the next in line Operating System – Android 5.0. This time they have decided to nickname the update as Key Lime Pie.
For those not based in the US, or just have no idea what this delicious sounding pie is, then it’s an American dessert which is made of key lime juice, egg yolks and condensed milk in a pie crust. Yummy!
Even though Android 4.2 has only been out and about since the summer and is taking time to bed into Android devices, I think most people are still running Ice Cream Sandwich, so it really is a small number currently running Jelly Bean.
Still, like that would stop the rumor mill from grinding its gears and providing stories of the Key Lime Pie update, it’s just like the stories about the iPhone 5S announcement a few months after the iPhone 5 was released.
Sony are the company that have stepped into the limelight with this story, and it is they who are apparently testing Android 5.0, on their Xperia T, which is a high-spec device.
Of course this is speculation at the moment, but still interesting nonetheless.
List of Android Version Releases (and aliases):
Android Beta, launched in November 2007
Android 1.0, launched in September 2008 (HTC Dream was the first device to run it)
Android 1.1, launched in February 2009 – Known as Petit Four
Android 1.5, launched in April 2009 – Known as Cupcake
Android 1.6, launched in September 2009 – Known as Donut
Android 2.0/2.1, launched in October 2009 – Known as Eclair
Android 2.2.x, launched in May 2010 – Known as Froyo (frozen yogurt)
Android 2.3.x, launched in December 2010 – Known as Gingerbread
Android 3.x, launched in February 2011 – Known as HoneyComb
Android 4.0.x, launched in October 2011 – Known as Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1/4.2, launched in June 2012 – Known as Jelly Bean