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Google I/O could feature Google Nexus 4 update, but Android Key Lime Pie delayed

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Google may launch an updated version of the Google Nexus 4 at its annual Google I/O conference in May, but Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie OS is reportedly delayed.

Last year, the Google I/O was used to launch the Google Nexus 7 tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, so this year many are expecting the search engine giant to unveil the Google Nexus 5.

However, “trusty internal sources” speaking to Gadgetronica.com say Google will instead launch an updated Google Nexus 4 with 32GB of internal storage, an updated body design and 4G LTE support.

Unfortunately, these same sources have also said Google could delay Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie by as much as 2-4 months, in an attempt to let OEMs update the current Android handset offerings to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Although this does seem a little strange, software does move faster than hardware, so Google is right to wait for handsets to catch up. Currently, the majority (39.8 per cent) of Android smartphones are still using Android Gingerbread with 29.3 per cent on Android Ice Cream Sandiwch and Android Jelly Bean slowly catching up with 25 per cent adoption.

Google Nexus 5 Rumours

Recent rumours suggest the Google Nexus 5 could feature a 5.2-inch OLED Display with a 1920 x 1080p full HD display.

Looking to line up against other Android powerhouse handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S4 or Sony Xperia Z, the Google Nexus 5 could have a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with an unusual 3GB of RAM and the internal storage options of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB.

The Google Nexus 5 could also feature a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of recording full 1080p HD, coupled with a 2.1-megapixel camera up front.

Playing host to a 3,300mAh Lithium Polymer battery, the Google Nexus 5 could be a really powerful Android device.

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