The Google I/O 2013 is getting close (15.5.2013). The Google I/O is traditionally the big day of Google and the Android Fans but it seems it will fall short of people’s expectation this year. Some sources said that the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is not going to make it before the I/O in May. The reason why they have such a view is that, despite Google has solved all the technical difficulties, the phone makers are not picking up the pace of Android firmware updates.
gadgetronica quoted an internal source from Google saying that given the Android phone makers still haven’t provided Android 4.2 updates for the existing devices, Google is considering postponing the launch of Android 5.0 to July or August in 2013, leaving some room for the Android phone makers to adapt to their firmware modifications. The Nexus 5, the device said to be launching alongside Android 5.0, will get a 5.0 inch 1080p screen and powered up with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. The Nexus 5 may also be delayed due to the other firms slightly slow adaptation.
Instead of the Nexus 5 or X Phone, an LTE version of the Nexus 4 might be launched on the coming I/O. The face-lifted Nexus 4 will have built-in 32Gb storage and LTE support.
The rumours above might not be entirely true. Phone makers who stay at Android 4.1 without an update to 4.2 may be pending the Android 5.0 before making any firmware update. The update will be in place once the 5.0 becomes available. Therefore, giving in the launch schedule doesn’t seem like what Google usually do.
As the launch date is approaching, why not just wait and see?
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