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Grandson Of Ice Cream Sandwich To Be Called Key Lime Pie

Technology news website The Verge has published an article stating that the upcoming and unannounced variation of the Google Android mobile operating system will be known as ‘Key Lime Pie'.

This news comes only a short time after Asus Vice President, Benson Lin, confirmed in an interview that Android 5.0 will be named ‘Jelly Bean', which was only an unconfirmed rumour, until then.

The American tech news site states that it has been ‘tipped by a reliable source today that Google will be using the name "Key Lime Pie" for [next] the version of Android'.

This information came from the very same source that informed the website that Android 5.0 was to be known as ‘Jelly Bean', last year.

The Verge noted that it doesn't have any more info on when we might see Key Lime Pie being officially unveiled, only that it's reasonable to think that it could be delivered in 2013.

This possible longer time-frame is due to Google slowing down on Android's iterative pace, over the past couple of versions.

Google has named each new version of Android after a dessert item, starting with the next letter of the alphabet; version 1.5 was known as ‘Cupcake', 1.6 ‘Donut', 2.0 ‘Éclair', 2.2 ‘Froyo', 2.3 ‘Gingerbread', 3.0 ‘Honeycomb' and 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich', with K being the next letter.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.