The mooted Google Android 5.0 operating system, Key Lime Pie, has leaked online with a benchmark test spotted running on an as yet unconfirmed Sony LT30i handset.
Android 4.2, also known as Jelly Bean, was officially launched just a few weeks ago aboard the Google Nexus 4 and is so far only running on the latest Nexus-branded phones. However, it’s possible that Google is currently testing the next major release of its OS.
It’s also known that Google is giving various manufacturers an opportunity to make flagship Nexus phones. Having already used HTC, Samsung and LG, it’s not a long-shot to guess that Sony may be working on a new Nexus handset (and such a thing has been rumoured before).
The leak that sparked off the latest round of speculation was a benchmark that appeared online from Nena Innovation, a company that provides software design and development services.
Its NenaMark2 screenshot appears to show a device identifying itself as a Sony LT30i, which has a 720p HD display (1280 x 720 pixels) a 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor and a Qualcomm Adreno 220 GPU.
Despite the Sony LT30i featuring a similar name to the model number to the Sony Xperia T, the company’s latest flagship model as touted in the new James Bond film, Skyfall, the hardware specs in the benchmark test are slightly different.
Could this be a piece of 007-style subterfuge or could the benchmark screenshot really be an early glimpse of the next flagship Nexus? Have your say on the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feeds or via the comments boxes below.