Aside from the great features of the Android operating system, and its compatibility with multiple handsets, one of the best features of Android has got to be its many names!
Rather than simply calling each version by its number, or just a letter, Android uses an alphabet of delicious deserts. Perhaps Android wouldn’t be as popular as it is today without these fun names!
The alphabetical sweet treat names only began at C for Cupcake, which was the third incarnation of Android. Since then we have had Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and the latest version, Android 4.4, which was released in October 2013, is nicknamed KitKat.
So what’s next? Rumour has it we may be seeing the next Android dessert in only a couple of months. Whether it will be Android 4.5 or 5.0 is contested, but we can be pretty certain its initial will be L.
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The most common prediction for Android ‘L’ is Lollipop. But we think Google can do better!
Plus, with Android 4.4 we were all led to believe that it would be named Key Lime Pie, but when it was released it was actually KitKat. So perhaps Google will throw another curveball, leading us to believe we are getting Android Lollipop but surprise us at the last minute.
So we have come up with some alternative suggestions for the successor to KitKat
After not going for Key Lime Pie in the end, Google could make L a pie instead, with Lemon Meringue Pie.
A love it or hate it sweet could spark some strong opinions if the next Android incarnation is named after it.
One for the romantics perhaps?
As a key ingredient of hundreds of desserts, perhaps Lady Fingers deserves a shot?
Maybe there’s a double meaning here? Perhaps Android 4.5 or 5.0 will be so fantastic it will be described as life-saving?
A sweet shop classic, you can’t go wrong with a good old lemon sherbet, so maybe neither can Android!
And what about those of us without a sweet tooth? Why not go for a savoury nickname such as Lasagne or Lamb Kebab? Now that would be a real curveball!
We'd love to hear your suggestions!
Written by Isabelle Barker