Today’s Google I/O rumor is a Debbie Downer, but take it with a very small grain of salt. Google I/O is taking place next month, and unless you have been living under a rock, you know it’s the biggest stage of the year for Google. Naturally you would expect that a new version of their OS would be announced, even if it were a minor tweak. Everyone and their brother is expecting that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will be the chosen one, but a new rumor suggests that Google is pushing it back two to four months. The supposed reason is to give OEMs “breathing room” as in so many phones aren’t running Ice Cream Sandwich and/or Jelly Bean yet.
This sounds plausible, but this has been a problem since day one for Android so why would Google start caring about it now? It doesn’t make much sense to me, but a rumor is a rumor and some of them do come true.
The same source is reiterating what we reported over the weekend, which is that we will see an updated Nexus 4 with 32GB of storage and LTE. They believe the price point will be $349, and the current 16GB model will drop to $299. The 8GB model would likely be phased out or dropped to $249.
So what do you guys think? Is it possible that Google would not show an updated version of Android on their biggest stage? Do you think we will finally see an LTE version of the Nexus 4?