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    Google's been delivering new versions of Android Jelly Bean for a year now, and despite all those rumors of Android 5.0 or the imminent transition over to Key Lime Pie, we've seen Android 4.3 arrive as yet another in the Jelly Bean lineage. We may not be any closer to learning precisely when we'll see the platform make the move to its next alphabetic dessert, but some new signs of that change have recently come to our attention, apparently outing work on bringing Key Lime Pie to the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. A bug tracker entry for the Chromium project (the open source roots of Chrome) mentions ...

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    Android 4.3 wasn't announced all that long ago, and it's still making its way across the internet to update phones and tablets over the air. Some of us hoped we'd see some mention of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie when Android 4.3 was announced, but we didn't -- or did we? On the surface, Android 4.3, "a sweeter flavor of Jelly Bean", could easily be mistaken for any other version of Jelly Bean. However, a lot has changed under the hood. What's new? What has been improved? And what does this tell us about Key Lime Pie? Let's dive right in! Multi-user support with restricted profiles If you're ...

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    When Google released its Google Now app we saw our first look at a card-based UI in an Android app. Touted as being able to show you "the right information at the right time", this new design for displaying information is elegant. It's a simple and to-the-point method that standardizes information onto a single "card", separated from other information. It should come as no surprise. We've been using cards for a very long time in our everyday lives. Libraries used to catalog all their books and media offerings on individual cards in something called a "card catalog". Your mother probably ...

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    Apple is holding its developer conference (WWDC) in approximately two weeks. WWDC is roughly analogous to the Google I/O that concluded a few weeks ago. According to the WWDC website, we will be able to get an in-depth look at what to expect next in both iOS as well as OS X and developers will be shown how to take their apps "to the next level". It's really an impressive shindig with over 100 sessions, hands-on labs, events, and even the opportunity to connect with Apple engineers and fellow developers -- and Google may be laying in wait to steal Apple's thunder with Android 4.3. As ...

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    Despite our expectations, Google I/O 2013 failed to deliver a new version of Android. As we've discussed, that wasn't so much of a big deal, as we got plenty of improvements to services without needing a whole new Android build, but has left us wondering: just when might Key Lime Pie get here? We've seen evidence showing Android 4.3 in testing, and rumors have suggested that it could arrive sometime next month. We wait to learn if that will indeed come to pass, but in the meantime a couple little hints have surfaced in the wake of Google I/O that remind us that Key Lime Pie is still in our ...

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    It's not common to see Larry Page on stage for a Google event, regardless of how big it is. Usually Eric Schmidt or Sergey Brin have been the ones that have shined the most for their showmanship, and as I watched the Google I/O keynote yesterday, Larry changed that, and he said something that really struck a nerve - "We should be doing what nobody else is doing". He also said things like "We should work on getting technology out of the way", and other phrases we've heard in the past, but by the late CEO of another company I don't even need to mention. It's no state secret that Larry Page ...

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    Google's 2013 I/O keynote is happening in just a few minutes and we will all finally see what Mountain View has prepared for us. Whether it will be an ace up the sleeve or not is yet unknown but the world is definitely watching, and you should be too. Below's a live link to the event itself and we're hoping to see interesting things. Whether it will be Android Key Lime Pie (insert version number here), and a Nexus 7 refresh, or something else, we'll talk about it, and much more, at our Google I/O Editorial Roundtable Hangout, Pocketnow Live-style, happening at 5p EDT.

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    Google I/O 2013 is right around the corner and chances are that we'll see something Android-related announced at this year's developers conference -- though perhaps not what we've become accustomed to from the conferences of yesteryear. Whether or not we will see another flavor of Jelly Bean or Key Lime Pie is still yet to be seen. Regardless, we're not going to sit idly by. Here are some of our last-minute requests for Android Key Lime Pie (or whatever they're going to show us at I/O).     Adam Doud Contributing Editor I'd like to see a smarter version of Google Now. Currently ...

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    What will be announced at Google I/O 2013? That's the question of the hour, especially for supporters and enthusiasts of Google's wildly popular mobile platform. The developer conference is generally where Google unveils its latest groundbreaking products, where we were first introduced to the Nexus Q, Nexus 7, Project Glass and Jelly Bean last year. Skydivers jumped from a plane, BMX riders jumped over building gaps, and one crazed man ran down the side of a building, all to demo Glass to the world, and to deliver a Glass unit to Sergey Brin on stage. Word has it, this year's I/O will be ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Windows Phone 8 GDR2 and a a possible release date along with some billboards that show us what the Nokia Lumia 928 is all about. Then we move to HTC as the red HTC One shows itself in the UK, along with the fact that HTC has improved in sales this month when compared to last month. Then we go through the BlackBerry R10 being compared the Q10, just to make your choice for either much easier since the R10 is just ugly. Later we go through the leaks of a mysterious LG phone we assume to be the Optimus G2, and then we talk about the reports that ...

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    Ever since "Cupcake" Google has made a tradition of naming the versions of their mobile operating system after something sweet. When they released the follow-up to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and called it "Jelly Bean" we weren't' surprised. When they released a followup to that, however, Google bumped the version by a minor point (4.1 to 4.2), but kept the name the same, referring to it as "another flavor of Jelly Bean". It was a little odd and broke with tradition regarding their code-naming scheme, but it really wasn't anything more than a curiosity in the timeline of Android. ...

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    HTC's One X has had a good run. The phone launched at last year's MWC, and we saw it come to North America right around this time in 2012. Since then, we've witnessed the phone make the journey to Jelly Bean, and more recently HTC has been talking about its plans to bring Sense 5.0 – debuting with the HTC One – to the One X in a future update. We recommend taking the time to enjoy that one when it arrives, because if the latest rumor is any indication, it could very well be the smartphone's last major update. LlabTooFeR, who's posted HTC predictions before, claims via Twitter that the ...

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    When will Android finally make the leap to version 5.0, presumed by many of us to be called Key Lime Pie? It feels like expectations have been dictating that Google should announce the new build at this year's Google I/O, but we've yet to see any real confirmation. The whole lineup for the event is a bit of a mystery, with rumors about hardware announcements recently shifting from the Motorola X phone to maybe a new variant of the Nexus 4. Now we're hearing that whatever does happen, Key Lime Pie may not be on the menu, and would instead launch sometime this summer. Cards on the table: we ...

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    "Get ready for a simpler Google Play." That's what Google had to say in a blog post about the upcoming version of their Play Store. "The new design focuses on bigger images that jump off the page. Similarly themed content is grouped together so you can hone in on a magazine to read or an app to try. As you move down the page, new recommendations continue to appear so there is always more to see and explore. We've also simplified purchasing so you can breeze through checkout and get to enjoying your movie rental or other content." Google has been progressively improving ...

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    Android Jelly Bean has been with us a while now, and though its adoption rate is still lagging behind -right around 15% of the installed Android base- those of us at the leading edge of tech have gotten used to its array of awesome features. Recently, our own Adam Doud asked just how necessary the next version of Android, Key Lime Pie, really is to the market. You'll have to hop over to his article to argue your side in the comments, but before you go, let me tell you the one feature Google would have to include in Key Lime Pie to get my flag waving. If the title image hasn't already given ...

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    We're all familiar with companies that partner with others to pre-bundle "exclusive" software on their devices. NFL football apps, NASCAR, Internet TV, and more have been included on devices from Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile, just as examples. These types of partnerships attempt to lure fans to switch to the "official carrier" of whatever it may be. Then we began to see other strategic partnerships rise. Partnerships that made more sense. I'm referring to the arrangement between HTC and Dropbox. Back in 2011 Dropbox announced that they'd be giving HTC customers 5GB of storage space in the ...

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    It’s the time of year when we all start thinking about Bunnies, and Baskets and Jelly Beans – well, at least in my household it is. That’s right it’s Easter week, and that has me thinking about all sorts of goodies. Goodies like Jelly Beans and…Key Lime Pie??? Of course, ‘Jelly Bean’ has a different meaning to technology geeks like us. Jelly Bean is the current iteration of the Android operating system so many of us know and love. It’s also far and away the best iteration of Android to grace a phone or tablet ever. It’s also getting on close to a year old which ...

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    Google's Android OS has gone through some major changes since its release half-a-decade ago. Some changes have been cosmetic while others have been "under the hood". Cosmetic changes to the user interface usually correspond with major version releases of the OS. As such, if the next version of Android is version 5.0 (which most of us are calling Key Lime Pie) and it follows this pattern, we're in for some pretty significant UI changes. What those changes may be is up for debate, but we can look at what's happening with other OSes to get an idea where mobile devices are headed -- and we ...

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    Even if it takes six Skype calls to make a podcast happen, we're gonna do it for you folks, because that's just the kind of guys we are. And it's a good thing, too; while the news cycle has calmed down somewhat in the wake of last week's big BlackBerry event, there's still plenty to talk about from the worlds of Android and Windows Phone, from rumors and speculation to ... well, no, just rumors and speculation, really. But it's scintillating stuff, especially if you're into things named "M7" and "Nokia Tablet." All that, plus listener mail and a heaping helping of Joe Levi's robot voice, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's confirmation that they will support sync services for Windows Phone during the next six months as an extension to their past death threat. We later talk about the Galaxy S IV and the probable release dates. Qualcomm apparently leaks Android's next name, but considering how many pastries are left that start with a K, that wasn't a difficult one. Then we talk about the Microsoft Surface RT and bad it's performing when it comes to store returns. We end today's show by talking about the HTC M7 and all the color offerings that are rumored ...

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    Google introduced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at Google I/O last June, following the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich with the Galaxy Nexus the previous fall. By that timetable, we should be expecting the next major Android revision to arrive in the near future, long-rumored to be Key Lime Pie. As we wait to get confirmation on just what to expect from this release, a new leak makes that name sound a whole lot more official, as well as gives us a window for when to expect it to arrive. Some leaked Qualcomm roadmaps detail both the company's own plans for releasing chips that will run the new OS, as ...

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    It started off as a rumor initially, coming from people "familiar with the matter", but it seems to have stuck. Motorola is rumored to be working hard on a certain "X Phone", and we're led to believe that it will be a super-Android. More recent reports are bringing the X Phone back in the headlines, this time with new alleged info. According to the report the phone will be a 5-inch, edge-to-edge, no-bezel, device. While not a Nexus device, the new theory claims that this will be the first phone from Motorola which will be a cross-carrier-branded device, hence the "X". That doesn't stop ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Android's probable 5.0 name that never was. Then the iPhone 5 returns to the news, though this time because it continues its pursuit for world domination. Microsoft may also be working on something highly urgent for SkyDrive according to some rumors. Then we go through the probable leaks of the HTC Titan III. We end today's show talking about a good amount of Samsung products to be launched after this holiday season. All this and more after the break. Links - Android Key Lime Pie Still Not Confirmed As Google Employee Teases Us - iPhone 5 ...

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    Before Google finally went official with Jelly Bean as the name for Android 4.1, it sure dropped a lot of hints. When the MWC rolled around back in February, and Google set up a nice big bowl of the candies for guests to enjoy, there was little doubt left in anyone's minds as to the name choice, even if it would still be several months before a formal announcement. For now, plenty of speculation has looked to identifying the forthcoming Android "K" release as Key Lime Pie, and while we still don't have anything we'd consider official confirmation, that's not stopping one Google employee ...

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    It seems like just yesterday that we were getting our first taste of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, now we're being teased with the Nexus 4, the Nexus 10, and the potential for a whole bunch of Nexi smartphones being announced in a few days. In the past, Google has used a highly public launch event to announce (though not necessarily release) a new version of the Android Operating System. Usually Google releases their new product running the new operating system on it, and it's usually not too long after the big event. This time around we're hearing rumors that the Nexus 4 will be available ...

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