The Google I/O event is one major event when all journalists and tech enthusiasts wait to find what Google is working on. The event also serves as a platform for revealing the forthcoming version of Android OS. Many were feeling that Google will be unveiling Android 4.3 at the Google I/O event with the new Nexus device. Google neither revealed any Nexus device nor unveiled the Android 4.3 OS.
Google had announced at the I/O event that they will be unveiling a new Samsung version Galaxy S4 which will run on stock version of Android 4.2 called vanilla. Many were expecting that this device would feature the new Android OS but it is not going to happen.
Before the Google I/O event took place, tech enthusiasts felt that the next version of Android would be 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Many of the Android smartphones are still running on Android 4.1 and very few devices (except Nexus device which came out with Android 4.2) are running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Since the latest Jelly Bean is still not yet available for most of the phones out there, it will take quite some time for Key Lime Pie to hit the stands.
Instead of Key Lime Pie, the Android 4.3 was expected to be rolled out at the Google I/O event, but it did not happen. However, a ray of hope surfaced when Bluetooth SIG informed tech bloggers through email that the newer version of Android will support Bluetooth Smart. Still, we are not sure whether it is going to be Android 4.3 or Android 5.0. It will take couple of months for the newer version to come to light.
It is quite evident that Google is currently working on the new version of Android. Apple, Microsoft and BlackBerry are already supporting Bluetooth Smart. With the new update, even Android will join the bandwagon. Apart from Bluetooth Smart, we are not sure what other features will be available in the next version of Android.
Another rumor that is doing rounds is that on 10th June, Android 4.3 will first appear on White LG Nexus 4. Even though people are waiting for Android 4.3, nobody is aware of its features. We will try our best to offer the most recent and correct news on the next Android OS. Till then, we will have to wait and watch until we find new information from reliable sources to update you.