Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Android 5.0 Launch Pushed Back by Months

All those who have been anxiously waiting for Android 5.0 launch may have a setback as it is rumored that the launch has been delayed for months.

Although the annual Google developer conference is due next month, but it is heard that the search giant won’t be unveiling its next major version of mobile OS, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, until 2-4 months more.

It is speculated that Google has delayed their latest offering to leave some breathing room for its OEM partners, which are currently struggling to catch up with the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Previously, whenever Google used to unveil an updated version of Android OS, new releases of smartphone would come out with 1-year old version of the platform as Google hadn't allowed enough time to its OEM partners to get ready for the new software.

If this rumor turns out to be true, then it seems like Google wants OEMs to be prepared when the latest iteration of the Android OS gets deployed. At this point however, the contributor to Android Platform Development Kit (PDK), Sony, is reported to already have gotten their hands on Android 5.0 PDK, although it’s unclear if they’re the only one to have received it.

( via Chip Hazard )
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