We see no reason to not start talking about Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie. We know it is in the works. We know Google should be bringing it to the next Nexus. We also know that should be happening soon. That of course will irritate a lot of people and frustrate many Android users who are still waiting for Ice cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean updates. You could blame Google for all that fragmentation, but it is really more on the shoulders of the carriers and OEM’s than anyone else. It is an age-old argument that will never cease to exist until the two mentioned work harder to keep devices updated.
So what can we expect from the next version of Android? Well, the world is supposed to end in December, what does that tell you? Okay, it might not be as epic as that, but rumors and speculations were put together quite nicely by Android Headlines, and here is the list we are all hoping for:
- Better support for multiple devices
- Better Social Networking Integration
- A stock Video Chat App
- More Project Butter Enhancements
- Proper Google Services available outside the US
- Better Multi-tasking
- More Launcher Customizations
- Android Game Center
The word “better” shows up quite a few times in that list. Android has come a long way, and the innovation that ICS and Jelly Bean have brought to us, can only get better. I have seen “stock video chat app” show up on some other lists as well, and I guess just having the Google Hangout option is not enough for us. Launcher customizations is always a given, because it just seems like the stock Android launchers can never cut the mustard for your average Android enthusiast, Home replacements have helped with that, but I would love it if Google would throw us a curve and something we have not seen yet shows up on the stock launcher. I think die hard gamers would absolutely love a Game Center, and it will definitely improve Android’s take on mobile gaming.
So with this list above, what would you guys be looking for in the next version of Android? Again, this list is from Android Headlines so they have a brief summary of each feature which you can check out by clicking the source link below.