‘Key Lime Pie’ to be next Android OS: reports

Google Inc. has chosen the codename Key Lime Pie for the version of its Android operating system slated to follow Jelly Bean, new reports suggest today.

The name, according to a story by CNET, would followGoogle’s tradition of naming its Android OS updates alphabeticallyafter foods. Version 3.0 was Honeycomb while version 4.0 was dubbed IceCream Sandwich.

Jelly Bean 5.0 will likely bereleased later this year and be optimized for tablets. According to reports, itwill also allow vendors to add Android 5.0 to a Windows 8-based tabletor notebook so users can switch more easily between the two operatingsystems.

There is no indication yet if Key Lime Pie will indeed be version 6.0or when it will be released.

Google’s not the only player in the tech world that seems to have ahealthy appetite for food-based product names, as witnessedby Nokia’s Windows 7.5 Mango phone.

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