Android is all set to roll out a new version of the mobile operating software, programmed under the name of Android Key Lime Pie. Key Lime Pie is a key pep up and is anticipated to provide a multitude of features along with an improved performance. This new OS is also expected to run on a much wider range of devices than just the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, including those with 512 MB of RAM. The following features are expected of it:
Android Key Lime Pie Features (Expected)
1. Improved security
Despite its popularity, security is still a problem for the Android operating system, which the manufacturer has improved with the advent of the new version of Key Lime Pie.
2. Offline maps and better control over location settings
Nokia has been leading in this field by allowing users to download complete guidance and then use it for free offline. Google already offers full guidance through its Maps and Navigation apps, but it does crunch through the battery when in use.
Privacy has a sturdy point for Google about collecting data from individuals. Google should try to reconstruct its privacy reputation that would allow users to decide whether they want to share their location or not.
The Apple iOS, on the other hand, already lets users turn off location services on each individual app. This feature would be welcome on Android. It would definitely help to save battery life too.
3. Improved battery life and performance
Simply put, this proposed upgrade is expected to make your Android device less memory hungry. They should become more efficient as they guzzle up lesser RAM for applications and tasks and this, in turn, should result in an improved battery life.
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Google has initially introduced Project Butter with Jelly Bean. This can help to resolve the latency issues that Android had been facing. It has, however, gone a long way towards dropping the perceived “gap” linked with Android.
4. Boosted multitasking
Having always taken a first place in terms of mobile computation, Android has successfully incorporated the feature which enables the user to perform heavy multi tasking using their Android devices. Users enjoy the ability to run several apps at the same time and swap between them.
It would be great to see Google take the proposal and make a multitasking feature like this standard across all costly handsets.
5. Facility of turning off OEM skins
When Android launches the Key Lime Pie OS, it is likely to launch on a completely new handset armed with the Google Nexus branding. With the possibility to be christened the Nexus 5, this Smartphone will ship with the vanilla version of Android, and will be more users friendly. OEMs for example, Samsung, LG and HTC, will soon market their own custom skins over the Android KLP when it has been released to their handsets, so as to tell them apart.
Nevertheless, it goes without saying that it would be better if Google had built in a master button into the Android devices, giving users the choice to switch off these OEM skins without having to root devices.
The likelihood of this happening are, however, fundamentally zero. OEM skins like those of Samsung and HTC include features that only work with their respective skins. Besides, these companies are hell-bent on not disabling them. Google is unlikely to pull rank on its partners as it feels that one of the strengths of the operating system is its customization.
About the Author: This article was written by Tarun, He is tech enthusiast and loves to write about Android Tips and Tricks. He shares rooting tutorials and other Android related stuff on his blog AndroidCular.