Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Expected in October

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie

Android 5.0 aka Key Lime Pie has been the subject of much debate and rumour and since we didn't get to see this new Google OS at their recent event the rumours continue. The latest news on the OS is that we could be seeing it launch in the last quarter of this year, this could be true as an October release would get the system out on new smartphones released for the Christmas market.

One of the most interesting things about this latest Android 5.0 OS is that it is expected to be optimised for older handsets with as little as 512MB RAM which will be good news for users tied into long term contracts.

Android 5.0 - What can we expect?

So far the rumours surrounding the new OS have mainly been centered around the release date and which models will be released with it so features have been a little thin on the ground but here we have gathered some of what is expected from Google this time.

Earlier in the year it was rumoured that Google was working on the Linux 3.8 kernel which brings lowered RAM usage giving better more efficient multitasking and this will also open up the new OS to older handsets.

Google Babel was expected to debut on Android 5.0, this cross platform service will be used to bring together various chat services such as Talk, Hangout, Chat for Google Drive and Chat on Google+. The service is expected to have more emoticons and incorporated Google+ functions as well as synced conversations between your mobile and desktop. This actually launched as Google Hangouts and was released for Android 2.3 and above so it will be coming to Android 5.0 but it's no surprise any more.

Android 5.0 Smartphones

A new Nexus from Google has been talked about for a while now with it being rumoured to be made by Sony and then the latest speculation is it will be an LG manufactured model. The Nexus 5 or Google Nexus 5 is expected to be a 5.2-inch display toting smartphone with 3GB RAM and a 2.3GHZ processor.

The Moto X is another Android 5.0 phone in the making, according to rumours, and this mobile phone is expected to have an edge-to-edge 5-inch display.

HTC's offering into the Android 5.0 market is expected to be the T6 with a large 5.9-inch screen a 2.3GHZ processor and 2GB RAM.

With the details about the latest features of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie thin on the ground, what is on your wish list? Is there anything your current Android phone is missing that Google needs to include in the update to their latest operating system? Let us know what you want to see on Android 5.0 by joining in the conversation on Google+, Twitter and Facebook or login to comment below.

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Written by: Carmel Brown

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