For the past year or so Google’s Android team have instead been releasing small updates for Android KitKat rather than launching a new version of the mobile OS which is rumoured to be called Lollypop, but today it looks like it’s finally going to happen. At Google I/O this evening, Google are set to announce the next version of Android, which will launch in October.
Speaking with Bloomberg Businessweek, Android’s Sundar Pichai has revealed that they’ll be offering a “preview” of the next version of Android, Android 5.0 which is currently dubbed as Lollypop, which is pretty surprising considering Google usually announce different Android versions in Autumn. The reasoning for shift in transparency is because, “I want the world to understand what we are doing sooner,” says Pichai.
Google I/O planning is usually left until last minute, so whether Pichai actually decides to preview Android Lollypop, or focuses more on Android Wear and Google Glass, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Google I/O begins today at 9am PDT / 5pm BST, it’s expected to last until Thursday, June 26.