The Google I/O event held once every year is the occasion where technology followers of the Google kind know that all of Google’s ongoing work would be discussed at length. That Google would announce their Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie as the next version of the OS was highly speculated.
At least, Android 4.3 that would represent a moderate enhancement over the current Jelly Bean was also rumored to be the next version of Android that enthusiasts were sure of being spoken about at the event. Quite surprisingly, none of that happened. Google rather mentioned at the event of having updated their present core applications, but did not speak of it as a new version. The probable reason why Google did not announce the next Android version is the manufacturer’s inability in updating their devices to the present Jelly Bean itself.
Shortly after the I/O event ended, Bluetooth SIG informed tech bloggers via email that the present Android OS would get Bluetooth Smart support as an update that would be released very soon. Other bloggers have been discussing about Google not going to keep itself restricted to just this one small update to its present version. They talk about a bigger update to come soon. This keeps alive the expectation of the new version of Android.
As of now Android has not officially accepted or mentioned anything about an Android 4.3 or 5.0. They may add such a small feature of Bluetooth Smart support to change the version number to 4.2.3. But the murmur that moves amongst the other blog sites does indicate that the next version of Android is not far away. Enthusiasts would need to keep their eyes and ears open for that information of the next Android.