Google's majorly highlighted affair with its mobile-based operating system Android is no secret. And moreover, the affair has been highlighted time and again with regular updates for the same being pushed out by Google, making Android one of most popular mobile platforms on the planet.
The current generation of Android, keeping up with Google's trend of updating its OS, known as KitKat, is also currently one of the most sought after platforms, and can be easily seen running on most of the new age devices such as Moto G and Nexus 5.
Now, with the KitKat also becoming quite popular among Android users, the 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.
Moreover, while we do know that the next offering's name will start with the letter "L," we are still not sure as to what it will be eventually known as. But hopes are massive that Google will initially reveal something on the new platform at the upcoming Google IO event for the year.
But while the Google IO still has some time left before it finally kicks off, with potentially no information on the platform until then, 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. But which of them are worth talking about?
Here's a closer look at the top 5 rumors related to the upcoming Android 5.0 update.
Android 5.0 -- Supported Phones
While we have no idea as to which of the devices will support the new update, it goes without saying that it will probably happen on the next Nexus phone or tablet.
Moreover, going by the history of it all, the next Google Nexus 10, probably to be made by HTC, could arrive running the next age Android OS.
Android 5.0 -- Expected Features
If you study the Internet well, you will know that a new feature called Google Bable was previously reported by Android Geeks. And if you are wondering about what the Google Bable is, it's basically cross-platform service and app with the aim of uniting 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 a lot of support for fitness -- a growing trend we are seeing these days. But apart from that, nearly nothing is known.
Android 5.0 -- Phone Upgrades
According to a previous SamMobile source, the devices that are set to receive the 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.
Android 5.0 -- Improved Network Support
Although Android is yet to reveal anything on the possible network upgradation, there are chances that the next Android platform will arrive with better network support that incorporates services like Facebook and Twitter better.
Android 5.0 -- Release Date
As we mentioned before, an expected release date for the next Android upgrade is probably happening in mid-2014. And although the company is expected to reveal some detail of it at the upcoming Google IO.