Sound the alarms! Man the battle stations! Word has gotten out that Google has already uploaded a spanking new Linux 3.8 kernel repository, and in this latest edition, it is said to come with features such as “Samsung Exynos DRM advancements, open-source NVIDIA Tegra driver inclusion and lowered RAM usage.”

One ought to bear in mind that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean relied on the Linux 3.0 kernel as its base, and we have also seen (and heard) that Google has already uploaded the next 3.3 and 3.4 versions too, for the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update on its Nexus 4 handset. This leads to the question – assuming that the Linux 3.8 kernel repository is not an indicator that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is in the oven, what is it for? After all, most folks do have the expectation that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will be announced at Google’s I/O event which will be happening later this May. Ah well, I guess it is time to sit down and strap tight, adopting a wait and see attitude.

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