Next Android versions to be named Jelly Bean and Key Lime Pie

It’s hopefully not a secret anymore that Google likes to name Android releases after desserts. And while that wasn’t true right from the beginning, so far we have had Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Frozen Yogurt (FroYo), Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and most recently Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).

That’s still the latest version of the operating system, yet it’s quite clear that Google will have a new one out later this year. We’ve heard that it will be called Jelly Bean for several times now, so that’s pretty much a given at this point.

But what about the next version of Android? The one after Jelly Bean? Well, according to a source of The Verge, it will be called Key Lime Pie. This is still an unverified rumor right now, but we’re hard pressed to come up with another dessert that starts with the letter K – so Key Lime Pie it may be in the end.

Unfortunately we don’t know whether these two upcoming versions will be major or minor iterations, so while Jelly Bean could be Android 5.0 and Key Lime Pie Android 6.0, it’s also possible that we’ll still be on the 4.x branch by the time we hit L.

What is fairly clear is that we shouldn’t be seeing Key Lime Pie this year. Google has vowed to slow down Android development and releases to about one per year, so for 2012 it’s probably just going to be Jelly Bean. We’ll keep you posted.

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Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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