And while sites including Android Police have noticed devices running Android 4.2 on their server traffic logs in recent weeks, it would appear to be a mere incremental upgrade to the existing Android operating system, Jelly Bean. Furthermore, RootzWiki, a site dedicated to uncovering the source of Android-based rumors, believes that all reports about Key Lime Pie can be traced back to one hoaxer who posed as an Android insider who could vouch for the upcoming operating system's features. All of which casts serious doubt on the validity of reports that Key Lime Pie's launch is imminent.
Google is expected to make an announcement at Dive Into Mobile, the upcoming tech showcase and conference, hosted by All Things D on October 29 and 30, but insiders believe that the company will use the event to launch a new Nexus-branded smartphone by LG and not a completely new version of its operating system.
Jelly Bean, or Android 4.1, is currently the latest version of the operating system and was only launched in July. To date a mere 0.8% of the world's 500 million Android devices are said to be running it as their operating system but this number is expected to grow as device makers start to roll out the upgrade.