Many of us were hoping that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie might drop at Google I/O 2013 and although it ended up being a no-show, we might have just got a release date by less official means.

The Jelly Bean successor is said to be touching down in late October, and, interestingly, will also be optimised for older devices.

VR-Zone, which also dropped the first pictures of the HTC Butterfly S earlier, was the one to break the news, and claims that 5.0 will work on devices with 512MB of RAM and above.

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The October timing would mean the OS launch lines up perfectly with the Motorola X Phone and Nexus 5, which are both rumoured to drop within that window.

While these are all still rumours, the time scheduling makes perfect sense for Google. It's also good news for Android handset makers who will be able to ensure their phones land with the latest Android OS.

Via Android Community