Google employee confirms Android Key Lime Pie to follow Jelly Bean

December 3, 2012
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There hasn't been too much talk lately about what the next version of Android will be named, but it looks like we just received a nice little hint. Most reports have all but confirmed the next version of Android will be code named Key Lime Pie, but now a Google employee has seemingly confirmed our suspicions with a neat little drawing. Read on for further details.

Manu Cornet, a Google employee and cartoonist, recently drew the image you see above showing the evolution of Android. Showing our favorite little green robot holding a Cupcake, then Donut, and Eclair, FroYo, Gingerbread and so on as he goes through the evolution of Android and its tasty code names. Pretty cute little drawing right? He has some skills.

Then take a look at that last one. It appears to be an awesome little Android eating a piece of Key Lime Pie, the rumored next version of Android. I'd say this basically sums up all the rumors and puts them to rest at the same time. The drawing shows a timid Android growing to a large and in charge BugDroid walking with pride as he enjoys his treats.

Obviously this all could just be us reading into things too much, and doesn't really confirm anything. Google's been rather quiet on their names previously, so we wouldn't expect them to just allow it out with ease. However, this artist being a Googler makes this seem pretty legit. Most likely the next version of Android will indeed be called Key Lime Pie. The question is will it be 4.3, or Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie?

[via Phandroid]


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  • Phone_Junkie

    Hey, can you tell me if my phone will get Key Lime Pie? LMAO…JK.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      lol right..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001652502450 Joel Beisiegel

      It won’t. Like 90% of the other phones.

    • Yiwei Luo

      It will, if it was a phone worth buying then there’s developer support and custom ROMs for it, you WILL get it.

  • http://twitter.com/popepeter2 Andrew Griffin

    The googler in question works on Gmail, and not Android.

    • Yiwei Luo

      Gmail is very closely related to android, in fact, it just got updated to 4.3 yesterday

      • http://twitter.com/EddyCJ Edward Bennett

        They work completely separately. No content is shared between the two groups.

  • reddragon72

    So what was A and B???

    A = Apple or Apple Pie LOL

    B = Banana Split

    • josh

      a was android. b was butterscotch i think

      • EddyCJ

        There was no A and B.

    • Nick Dixon

      There was no A and B. There was a vague idea of using names of robots, starting with “Astro Boy” and then maybe Bender, but alphabetical naming began with the third release, so “C”. And because somebody liked snacks and desserts, it became Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, etc.

      http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/09/17/a-history-of-pre-cupcake-android-codenames/

  • PiXel

    I think it’ll be a 4.X version, probably 4.3. It’s not the time for a 5.X version; yet…

    • Yiwei Luo

      I agree, Android only bumps up digits when it’s revolutionary and not evolutionary, unlike a certain outdated fruit I know of…

  • redheadednomad

    Little green guy must be diabetic by now…