Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie has not yet officially been announced in terms of release date or even its existence, but we all know it’s coming this summer via Google’s I/O event. As such, this pretty much rules out the chances of the Samsung Galaxy S4 coming loaded with Key Lime Pie right out of the box, as many had rumored to be the case.
Instead, most are now hedging their bets with Android 5.0 making its grand arrival onboard the Motorola X Phone, which likewise is expected to make its first appearance and Google I/O.
While both of the above are obviously of huge importance to Google, it pretty much goes without saying that Android 5.0 has the most wide-reaching influence and ramifications. Up to 68% of the entire world’s market share is swallowed up by Google’s Android platform and assuming that the latest and greatest version to date is on its way, wouldn’t it make perfect sense for them to reap the glory with their own top-level Android handset?
The question is – given the way in which Android Jelly Bean already seems to press all the right buttons, what can we expect next time around from Key Lime Pie? A revolution or a simple evolution?
Right off the bat, Android aficionados the world over seem to be clambering for an improved Swype experience, having grown all-too weary of ineffective and frustrating touchscreen typing. Jelly Bean’s version isn’t bad, but there is so much room for improvement with Key Lime Pie – especially in some example of predictive text blunders.
Next, deeper social networking integration would be another plus as the current Android ‘way’ is to leave social network widget creation to the companies themselves. Instead, they really should be pulling their own fingers out and going for some serious integration, whereby Twitter, Facebook and Co. are actually built-in, rather than accessories to the OS.
Moving on, Google Voice Assistant is in grave danger of falling behind Siri, given the way in which Apple’s talking helper is earmarked for huge advancement in the future and is to become an integral part of the overall iOS experience like never before.
Last but not least, so many are still crying out for a better system of contact management from Android 5.0, given the way in which adding contacts one at a time when sending bulk messages or emails is completely unnecessary when an easy tick-list system could be in-built.
May 15th is the all-important date for Google I/O 2013, so we’ve not long to wait to find out which of the above and more Android Key Lime Pie and the Motorola X Phone deliver.