Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie release date rumors were put on hold when reports surfaced that Google had switched gears to focus on an Android 4.3 update, but according to VR-Zone, a source at Google has revealed that Android 5.0 should launch in late October which will coincide with Android’s fifth birthday.
According to VR-Zone’s ‘insider sources’ Android 5.0 will be arriving in late October following Android 4.3 Jelly Bean’s apparent launch as a temporary stop-gap in the next few months.
Said to demand system requirements of just 512MB of RAM, Android 5.0 could soon find its way to all manner of mid-range handsets and not just the high-end likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.
VR-Zone‘s source also claims that Android 5.0 will reduce the fragmentation that has plagued Google’s mobile OS by running on all devices with at least 512 MB of RAM (many of which are still stuck running Android 2.3 Gingerbread). This would be a huge step forward for Google, and would give the company a huge edge against Apple’s iOS.
Tipped to hit with a new Nexus smartphone, recent Google Nexus 5 rumours have suggested the repeatedly leaked handset will land running a 5.2-inch 1080p Full HD display alongside a speedy 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
With a reported 3GB of RAM and a 3300mAh Lithium-Polymer battery in tow, the Google Nexus 5 is seemingly set to become the new powerhouse of the smartphone scene.
Although it is not yet clear what introductions an Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie arrival would make, latest reports have suggested the OS improvement will be back compatible with all manner of current Android handsets.