December 17, 2014

Extremely optimized Android 5.0 rumored for October debut

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The next version of Android, rumored to be 5.0 and/or Key Lime Pie, will debut in late October, reports VR-Zone. Tipped to be a very optimized build of Android, the next release may work on on devices with as low as 512MB RAM. For those those of you who don’t quite understand what this means, it should run on phones up to 3 years old or more.

The timing of the release coincides with previous reports and matches up with the fall debut we saw with 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Also worth noting, the upcoming Moto X products are slated to debut around this time frame. Could the two launch together and usher in a new experience? Sounds like it.

We’ve got a few months to go before all of this happens so expect to see evidence on both sides of the rumor.

VR-Zone



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  • masterpfa

    Watching out for the Chatter on this as the release time approaches then ignoring it all.
    Most rumours are just that and we end up being disappointed when the released version doesn’t live up to the hyped expectations of the speculated features.

    I’ll wait until the Keynote personally

  • Major_Pita

    Interesting. It may cause a shitstorm with OEMs and carriers though if it means people can dig out their old Gingerbread phones and theoretically get them updated.

    • QwietStorm

      Not really. Just because a phone supports it, doesn’t mean the manufacturer will be bothered to.

      • infogulch

        I agree that manufacturers couldn’t be arsed to update their old phones, but I bet cyanogenmod would. CM is already a sizeable force in the market, if they are the only means to update old phones and make it easy enough to do so they could get even bigger.

        • QwietStorm

          Yea that’s always true. But could you imagine a Nexus One natively running 5.0? Ha

          • infogulch

            That would be so epic! My N1 still runs, but it’s slow and the battery is useless. It only has a few GB of internal memory. I remember constantly fighting storage with sdcard apps, and second sdcard partition bullshit.

            *shudders* On second thought I don’t want to go back to that.

  • DominickFord

    Well 4.3 isn’t out yet and I hope we do get 5.0 this year. Just in time for the new nexus to come out

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