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April 28, 2013

Rumor: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is next, not Key Lime Pie

Android 4.3
We are almost due for the next version of Android, which is typically announced annually at Google I/O. According to Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii, the next version will be 4.3 Jelly Bean, and not 5.0 Key Lime Pie as previously expected. There are several reasons leading to this conclusion, the first of which involves server logs.
Android 4.3
Artem discovered multiple instances of the Nexus 7, and Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Making sure the logs were not faked, he traced the IP addresses. Where did they end up? To no surprise, Google, and two different IP ranges related to Google employees.

Digging deeper, the Chromium code site has received several comments in the past couple days from a developer by the username aruslan, revealing JWR23B as a build number. This is the same build number found in Android Police’s server logs.

[via Android Authority]