Some exciting Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie features may be coming to Nexus 5 upon release, with one spec in particular that has the rumor mill going today: GPS-assisted photography. Based on a patent filed by Google, the Nexus 5 smartphone could feature a GPS sensor for adjusting camera settings. According to the patent, which we hope will be a part of the Nexus 5 and Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie release, the Nexus 5 could use the light sensor, temperature sensor and accelerometer to adjust the camera to its surroundings, allowing for the best possible picture. With nexus 5 sporting this ind of technology and an upgraded operating system, it could easily go head to head with the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One for best camera phone choice.
Still the Nexus 5 spec rumors aren't the only ones going around. It seems folks are getting prettty antsy for a Key Lime Pie release date to be published. Key Lime Pie is the follow-up to Google's mobile OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Here are a few omore rumors circulating regarding Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie release date, features and upgrades.
Key Lime Pie "Guest Mode" Feature
Upon release, the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie system is rumored to come with a slew of features that are built-in to Google's next generation mobile platform. On such feature is a "Guest Mode" that allows users to lend their Android phones to other people without worrying about their personal information such as contacts and files being accessible. User profiles, which have been requested by users for a long time, are another feature that Key Lime Pie 5.0's release date may possible enable. User profiles could allow people to completely separate their 'work' and 'personal' phones - on the same device.
According to GadgetInsiders, the most exciting rumored feature would be a tie-up between Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and Google's Chromium operating system. At this time though "not much is known" about how exactly the two platforms could coexist on one device but it's an exciting prospect to consider.
Andriod 5.0 Release Date Pushed Up?
The Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie release date may be sooner than we think. Google's next developer conference (Google IO) is taking place from May 15, 2013 through May 17, 2013. Last year, Google announced the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at the 2012 Google IO conference.
Another 2013 Google IO announcement might be regarding the Motorola X Phone. Since the Nexus 4 didn't appear with Key Lime Pie, speculation is that the Motorola X Phone is the handset for Android 5.0 that will be revealed at Google IO 2013. The phone will also feature a virtually bezel-free, edge-to-edge, 5-inch display.
That isn't the only Nexus news to reach tech critics' ears. The same Qualcomm documents that leaked the Motorola X Phone Google IO 2013 information also mention two new Snapdragon devices - one of which will be a new Nexus phone. Most likely the Google Nexus 5, this new Google phone may or may not be revealed at Google IO.
On March 18, 2013, purported images of the Nexus 5 surfaced. The handset for the device will allegedly be manufactured by LG. If the leaked specs hold true, we are looking at a Google Nexus 5 with a 5.2-inch, 1920 x 1080 OLED display, a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 3GB of RAM.
Upgrade To Key Lime Pie 5.0: Which Android Phones Will Get It?
The Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie upgrade capabilities are also speculated. Samsung is yet to officially confirm it, but a SamMobile source is claiming to know which phones and tablets will get the Key Lime Pie upgrade. Reportedly, the devices that can receive the upgrade will be the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 8.0, and Galaxy Note 10.1.
In February 2013, the tech community learned from Android Central that Google was working with the Linux 3.8 kernel, so the kernel might make its way into Android 5.0. One advantage that would come with the 3.8 kernel would be lowered RAM usage, leading to a "snappier" phone with better multitasking.
Another Google product, Google Babble, may also make it onto the Android 5.0 via Key Lime Pie. This is an in-development cross-platform service and app. It will essentially unify various chat services including Google Talk, Hangout, Voice, Messenger, Chat for Google Drive and Chat on Google+. Google Babble will allegedly be supported by any device that's running Android 2.3 or above.
Facebook recently launched "Home", new software that lets users modify the Android mobile operating system. Developed by Google, it allows users to prominently display their Facebook newsfeed and messages on the home screens of a wide range of devices while hiding other apps.
What do you think of the Android Key Lime Pie 5.0 release date rumored specs and features? Will They come to Nexus 5? Share your thoughts in the comments below!