5 predictions for Android 5.0 ‘Key Lime Pie’ features

Google I/O is an annual developer-focused conference held by Google. In 2013, the Google I/O is set for  May 15-17 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Google is expected to launch the successor to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which will be a new version of Android code-named Key Lime Pie or Android 5.0.   We have listed five key features that are expected from the next version of Android.

Android 5.0 – Key Lime Pie 

Even though Jelly Bean hasn’t been out for long, we are already looking forward to the next OS from Google. We have listed five features that might make it into the final build of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

profile management1. Profile Management

This feature will allow changing data and sound settings under different profiles.  This feature is already offered on Android Tablets running Jelly Bean and we strongly believe that Android smartphones will also receive this feature with Key Lime Pie. Looking at the competition, only BlackBerry 10 provides profile management on smartphones, so it would be advantageous for Android to include this feature for business and family users.

2. Social Integration Hub

Apart from actual phone calls and emails, many users are now spending long periods of time on social networks. There is strong possibility of a built-in social networking application that might be included in Key Lime Pie. Android has never provided such application in the past but with the growing amount of social networks, it might be one of the features that sets Android apart from the competition. Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10 already provide integrated social networking experience so Android will have to play catch-up and provide this option in the next version of Android.

3. Video Calling App

All android smartphones and tablets have a front facing camera but there is no native video conferencing application available. Video chatting is one of the few areas where Android has lagged behind from the competition since Apple has FaceTime, BlackBerry 10 has video chat built into BBM, and Windwos Phone also has Skype integrated into the OS.

Google already has used video calling technology in Google+ Hangouts, so it is only logical that they would bring the hangouts-like native application to Android devices. So far google has relied on its users to install the Google+ application. However, Google will have to provide the video calling abilities of the Google+ App as an standalone native application to allow for a widespread adoption.  This will not only make it easier for Android users to video chat with their friends and families but it will also provide a seemless experince with google account.

4. Personalize Settings

Android has always been about customization and open-source development from day one. So we won’t be surprised if Google offered an option to rearrange the settings options by preference for making Android even more customizable. Furthermore, we would like to see a Stock Theme Mode that allows users to override the third party interface provided by the phone manufacturers.  This will allow everyday users to experience stock “vanilla” version of Android, which would be a great step for the future of Android.

5. Text Message Syncing

Google already provides Email, Contacts, and Calendar sync with your GMail account. However, text messages are not restored after changing sim cards or devices. There is a strong possibility that Google will add the ability to sync text messages to the cloud with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

In our opinion, the five features listed above are completely realistic and plausible. Do you have any other essential features for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie? Don’t forget to give us your predictions for in the comments below.

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  • puma pixel

    what I miss the most of lastes mobile os is the TRUE multitasking as we use to have in Meego, webOS or al lest as in symbian. Does anyone know how multitasking will be in KLP?

  • Ignore this article

    FAIL!!!!!! Android has already has 2 and 3. It’s called your Google account and google+

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  • rainmanone

    it’s an open OS, why the hell should google integrate a social hub or a video messaging app into the OS ?
    when I want to skype call a friend, I can do it from the contacts list sirectly (same goes for messaging, whatsappinp, viber-ing or any other comm app). Android is not limited like iOS, and does not need this integration INTO the OS.

    as for syncing SMS messages ? when you replace a SIM card, you get a new number, a new identity. so.. naturally… SMS is dependent on the number. AND you can sync SMS into the gmail account…

    so…
    all these predictions ? sounds like an iPhone user

    • TheGadgetMasters

      True, it is an open OS but the only things that work really well are Google’s native apps.. if Google offered the apps listed in the post it would really change everything..

      I agree that Android is better bc it allows you to use third party apps like Skype and all not all android users have skype or other app installed.. so if there was an option for video call it would be great.. its always better when you don’t have to remember which app to use..

      Ability to sync messages with google account is all Android needs.. again the point here is that you don’t need to rely on third party apps..

      Before Google integrated filters into the camera, there were other apps that allowed you to do that but having that functionality built in is so much easier and better than using a third party app!

      And the author actually uses Nexus 4 as a personal phone.. so not an iPhone user for sure..

  • SlCKB0Y

    Google Talk does video chat and comes with Android. Fail.

    • Jhonatas

      But i can’t do a video call from Contacts. On iOS you can do a FaceTime.
      More easier, you do a video call from a phone number not a email.

  • http://twitter.com/winter_hat DK

    Wow, #1, 2, and 3 are already in BB10. Lol.

  • Michael Li

    Exciting!