Jelly Bean 4.3 came out in late July 2013 minus the usual fanfare and Google is seen to give birth to its replacement, the Key Lime Pie or Android 5.0, in the same manner - hitting Android devices around the world silently.
The latest build delivered what Android experts called as incremental but significant benefits, most notable of which are energy-efficient Bluetooth connection, optimal gaming support and multiple profile creation and log-in for tablets.
It is expected that these features will be upgraded in KLP plus new exciting features, all of which should take shape in the immediate months ahead. As mentioned, there'll no formal launch coming from Google. Instead what the KLP is all about will be known by sifting through the clues provided below.
The big jump that is the KLP
Everyone is expecting Google to dispatch a massive upgrade from Jelly Bean, which should transform its mobile OS to tussle it out in equal terms with the soon-to-be-released iOS 7. Apple's platform had a makeover so Google needs to match the upgrade and cover every point.
Of course, version 5.0 of Android is set to take advantage of the more powerful components that gadgets will bear starting the second half of 2013 and onto 2014. But really, one of the biggest breakthroughs that the KLP will bring is to defragment the whole Android system. That would mean the OS is fully-optimised regardless of the gadget components, allowing older devices to smoothly take in the update.
Finally too, KLP will pave the way for the retirement of older versions, which experts said, have become prone to security attacks and instability.
Android 5.0 via the Nexus 5
Jelly Bean 4.3 debuted with the 2013 Nexus 7 edition, convincing Android watchers that KLP is arriving at the same time with the Nexus 4 successor. Besides revealing the killer smartphone features packed with the new Nexus, it is the same vehicle that will reveal the most significant KLP adjustment, which is the ability to deliver almost the same mobile phone experience regardless of the device specs.
Note that the Nexus 5 is rumoured to be patterned after two handsets - the high-end LG G2 and the mid-range Moto X. With KLP powering the Nexus 5s modelled on these hardwares, Google is set to show the way that gadget experience is virtually equal with KLP as the mobile platform, regardless of the parts inside.
And this particular experience is set to go live by early October as both the Nexus 5 and KLP should be simultaneously out around that time.
Android 5.0 via Nexus 10 2
Google has long been criticised for forcing Android on tablet computers. True, Android slates are fast catching up with iPads in terms of shipment numbers by experts insist the system remains a laggard when it comes to really providing A1 tablet experience.
Google is likely changing that in Nexus 10 2, the build of which remains a toss between Asus and Samsung. As the Nexus 5 aims to blur the difference between upscale and entry-level handsets, the big-size Nexus tablet will push up the level of Google's tablet rivalry with Apple.
This is done first, by re-coding the OS to tablet settings and then by encouraging developers to author applications that are optimised for the wider and larger tablet screen and its very different features.
Analysts are looking to get a taste of KLP via the Nexus 10 2 by November this year.
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