Google just released Android 4.3—a slight update to the Jelly Bean OS—last month, but we expect it to roll out the next big update to its mobile operating system before the end of the year. The company has already teased Android 5.0, likely called Key Lime Pie, but today the new software may have finally been confirmed.
Deep within Chromium—the Chrome browser’s open source skeleton—a series of tests have been uncovered, revealing a number of Android devices running different iterations of the OS. We see a number of Samsung Galaxy devices all running versions of Jelly Bean OS designated by the letter J; for example, the Note II is running JZ054K, suggesting that Samsung will roll out a software update to the phablet in the near future. However, we also see the Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 running KRS368 and KRS365, respectively, which would imply that the devices are running an early version of Key Lime Pie.
We still don’t know anything about Android Key Lime Pie definitively, and there’s no guarantee that Google will finally make the leap to 5.0 when it reveals the new software. However, it would be particularly elegant if the search giant unveiled the new OS alongside a new Nexus 5 handset, and based on earlier rumors we may see both software and hardware released this fall.