The annually held Google I/O developer conference, which showcases new version of Android and Neuxs smartphone, is coming next month but it seems like Google contemplates on breaking the tradition this year. According to today’s rumor, the search giant won’t be unveiling their next major version of mobile OS, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, until 2-4 months more.

The report suggests that Google has delayed their latest offering to leave some breathing room for its OEM partners, which are currently struggling to catch up with the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Previously, whenever Google used to unveil an updated version of Android OS, new releases of smartphone would come out with 1-year old version of the platform as Google hadn’t allowed enough time to its OEM partners to get ready for the new software.

If today’s rumor turns out to be true, then it seems like Google wants OEMs to be prepared when the latest iteration of the Android OS gets deployed. At this point however, the contributor to Android Platform Development Kit (PDK), Sony, is reported to already have gotten their hands on Android 5.0 PDK, although it’s unclear if they’re the only one to have received it.

With that said, it’s quite likely that yesterday’s rumor regarding the Nexus 5 and Motorola X not getting unveiled at Google I/O appears to be legit. It looks like the only thing that’s going to be showcased at the Google’s conference, is the LTE version of Nexus 4 with slightly redefined design, as reported recently. If the rumors are indeed true, this year’s Google I/O 2013 doesn’t appear to be exciting than originally anticipated. However, we’ll have to wait till the conference takes place on May 15-17 to find out what Google has in store for us. Are you looking forward to Google’s I/O developer conference?

(via gadgetronica)