Following on rumors that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie has been delayed and may not be announced at Google I/O as widely expected comes word that Google appears to be readying another Jelly Bean update, the current Android release. Digging into their server logs, AndroidPolice has found a number of references to Android 4.3 JWR23B. Given that the first letter of the Android version name is always used as the first character in the build number, it appears that this latest build will again be a Jelly Bean release.
Giving further credence to the validity of this new Android version is the fact that the IP ranges tied to it have been traced back to Google itself. Furthermore, it has only been spotted so far on the Google Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 7 tablet.
Let’s assume for a moment that this is a legitimate Android build. With the rumors that Key Lime Pie has been delayed, Google could well unveil this latest Jelly Bean version at Google I/O along with the updated Google Nexus 4. That would allow it to unveil both Key Lime Pie and the next Nexus device at an event later this year, perhaps in time for the holiday shopping season.
As for what we can expect in Google Android 4.3, there are no details yet. It’s possible that a number of enhancements that were to have made their debut in Key Lime Pie may now make their way into Jelly Bean. At the same time, it’s likely that Google will save any major new features for Key Lime Pie.
Anyone excited by the prospect of another Jelly Bean version rather than Key Lime Pie? Let us know below.