We've just barely gotten Android 4.2 - Jelly Bean, currently only officially available on the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Nexus 4, and it looks like Sony has gotten their hands on Android 5.0, which is rumored to be named Key Lime Pie. Which sounds a lot better than Kandy Kane, am I right? Although we also thought that Android 4.2 would be Key Lime Pie, which turned out to be just a dot upgrade from Jelly Bean and kept the same name. This is all rumor-based and should be taken with a grain of salt as usual, but it's still quite interesting.
Today, a benchmark of a Sony LT30i was found over at NenaMark, as a benchmark. It appears to have a 1.6GHz processor (assuming Snapdragon quad-core), along with a Qualcomm Adreno 220 GPU, and a display of 1280x720 resolutions. You can see the benchmark scores below, along with some specs of the LT30i.
If this leak is indeed legit, it could be the Sony Xperia T running Android 5.0. Or it could be a slight upgrade to the Xperia T. Which is also known as the LT30p, which is making this all sounds pretty interesting. The spec's look very similar to the James Bond phone that's now available on AT&T:
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260A SoC
- Qualcom Adreno 225 GPU
Could this be one of the devices that Sony said we would see in the early part of 2013? Highly doubtful since Android 4.2 just hit AOSP a few days ago, I don't see Android 5.0 being announced before Google I/O next June. But who knows, with Google anything is possible. With Android 5.0 not even being announced yet, I doubt we would see this at CES in January or at Mobile World Congress in February.
Are you excited to see more Sony devices running current versions of Android? I know I am. It's always good to have more Android manufacturers. We can't let Samsung get all our money. But we'll definitely keep you updated on any news we receive regarding the LT30i from Sony, as it seems pretty interesting. Especially since it's the only phone so far to be running Android 5.0 that's shown up in benchmarks.