It isn't that big a surprise when we say that Google's Android service is one of the massively used in the world. From Smartphone to Tablets, all have adopted the operating system. And this popularity has been possible with the company regularly pushing out updates to the OS with new features and fixes.
The current generation of Android that we are now dealing with is the KitKat operating system. And while we take this opportunity to discuss about the fast-happening future, it needs to be said that a number of smartphones are still yet to receive the update, making it already one of the most sought after OSs.
The new KitKat can be easily seen running on most of the new age devices such as Moto G, Moto E and Nexus 5. But with KitKat slowly becoming more of a household name among the Android fraternity, he next biggest thing to look ahead in the Android universe is the new Android 5.0 offering that's set to arrive some time in the later part of this year, probably.
As we said before, the Google IO probably holds the key to all our answers regarding the next iteration of the Android operating system. But while we still wait before this year's Google IO officially kicks off, there are still a number of rumors on the Internet talking about what the new platform will be like, or what it will bring to the table.
Here's everything you need to know about the next Android version.
If you go through the Internet well, you will find out that a new feature called Google Bable could be on offer. The Google Bable was first brought to the table via a previous report from by Android Geeks.
In case you are wondering about what the Google Bable is, it's basically a cross-platform service and app with the aim of bringing together its various chat services which include Talk, Hangout, Voice, Messenger, Chat for Google Drive and Chat on Google+.
Apart from that, the next upgrade is also expected to arrive with extended support for fitness. And the fitness domain is currently a growing trend that we are seeing so much these days. However, apart from that, nearly nothing is known.
Potentially next to nothing is known about the kind of interface we might get to see with the new Android iteration. However, there have been a number of leaks and speculations all over the Internet claiming that the interface is already on the loose.
Apparently, a massive visual overhaul has been garnered via a previous screenshot, and according to the leak the new design is being referred to as "Moonshine" internally at Google. But more details are yet to be unearthed on the next version on offer.
It goes without saying that the first handset to run Android 5 will either be a Nexus phone or tablet. Also, taking cue from the fact that the Google Nexus 5 launched Android 4.4, it's only normal that the next such Nexus device will introduce us to the next version of Android.
Also, while the prospect of the next Android could be affected by growing reports related to the Android Silver, there are still hopes that the next Android will arrive before the end of the year.
According to a previous SamMobile source, the devices that are set to receive the Android 5.0 upgrade are the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 8.0 and Galaxy Note 10.1.
However, we are yet to see if that claim materializes.
Although Google is yet to reveal anything on a possible network upgradation, there are chances that the next Android platform could arrive with better network support that will incorporate services like Facebook and Twitter better.
As far as release dates are concerned, an expected release date for the next Android upgrade is probably mid 2014. Maybe we will indeed get to see something on the new OS at the upcoming IO.