It’s been a while since we’ve had a major Android update but it looks as though we may not have to wait too much longer. It seems that Android Police got hold of documents from Qualcomm (QCOM) earlier this week showing that next major version of Android, dubbed Key Lime Pie, will launch sometime this spring. Android Police has since removed the leaked documents at Qualcomm’s request, which could suggest the details contained within the document were accurate. Google (GOOG) has scheduled its annual Google I/O conference for May 15th through the 17th this year, so that would seem like a perfect time to announce the next generation of its popular mobile operating system.
Google (GOOG) on Tuesday announced a save-the-date for its annual I/O developers conference in San Francisco. At last year’s event, the Internet giant announced the Nexus 7 tablet, Nexus Q media-streaming device and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Google co-founder Sergey Brin also demonstrated the company’s Project Glass augmented reality head-mounted display unit with an entertaining skydiving stunt. It is speculated that at this year’s event Google could announce the Key Lime Pie software version of Android and other goodies. Google I/O 2013 is scheduled to take place from May 15th to May 17th in San Francisco. Registration is set to open sometime early next year.
In case you haven’t caught on yet, the different versions of the Android operating system are named in alphabetical order after desserts. So far there has been Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. It has been previously rumored that Google (GOOG) is planning on calling its next software version Key Lime Pie, however there had been no evidence to back this claim. Manu Cornet, a cartoonist and Google software engineer, on Monday shared an image on his Google+ page that demonstrates the evolution of the Android operating system. More →