Although a number of Android
users are still noshing on Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and have not yet tasted their Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) or handful of Jelly Beans (Android 4.1), there’s widespread speculation that Google
will be announcing yet another dessert-themed Android version at an event in New York City on October 29th.
Word on the street is that the code name for the next Android OS is Key Lime Pie, which will of course be foreshortened to “KLP” (and really rolls off the tongue better than “ICS” ever did, so that’s a plus). Google is expected to launch an LG
Optimus handset along with the new Android version.
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It’s worth noting that Microsoft has a Windows Phone 8 event planned for that very day, and both announcements fall less than a week after Apple is expected to announce the rumored iPad mini (among other potential new products) on October 23rd.
Taken as a whole, we feel like the prettiest consumer at the ball as three industry titans clamor for our mobile affections.
In any case, we’ll be present for the October 29th Google event and will let you know what tasty treat Google’s whipping up next.