Tech weblog Android Police posted leaked Qualcomm roadmap slides on Wednesday that suggested the next version of Android, dubbed “Key Lime Pie,” would release in the spring.

The slides specifically indicated an Android “K-release” would announce in “spring 2013″. Google’s I/O conference is going down in the spring from May 15 to May 17, so the timing is either coincidental or hints at a not-so-unusual I/O unveiling.

However, Qualcomm has now quickly issued Android Police—as well as other sites like Android Authority and Phone Arena that posted the slides—an abrupt takedown notice:

The information previously posted at this URL contained Qualcomm confidential and copyrighted information that was posted without Qualcomm’s authorization.  It has been removed at Qualcomm’s request.  Please immediately destroy any copies that you may have made of this information.

The order to remove might not relate to Key Lime Pie’s alleged launch date, but it’s certainly interesting that one of Android’s largest chip manufacturers is attempting to quell online reports that point to its leaked slides as evidence of a spring début for the next version of Android.

(via CNET and The Verge)

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