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Android "M" already talked about by developers

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Android "L", which could end up being Lemon Meringue Pie, has yet to find its way inside an Android device. Speculation calls for the new version of Android to be available before the end of the year. Even though Android "L" has yet to be made available to Android users, already developers are talking about Android "M" as the follow-up to Android "L".

The discussions that mentioned Android "M" aren't anything that Android users would find interesting, although developers might. Based on the time between the introduction of KitKat and the expected release of Android "L", we could see Android "M" get pushed out sometime at the end of next year or early in 2016.

You can check out early discussions about Google "M" by clicking on the slideshow below. In keeping with Google's naming policy for different builds of its Android OS, what do you think the "M" will stand for? Marshmallows is one guess.


source: AOSP via MYCE

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posted on 22 Sep 2014, 12:47 8

1. smarttechbadworld (Posts: 74; Member since: 07 May 2014)


That's cool

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:02 16

7. mmmanuuu (Posts: 400; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


M stands for MARIJUANA ! ;)

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:14 2

18. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


M stands for Mango

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:22 2

21. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


wp 7.5 was known as mango so we need something different...what's wrong with Marijuana? lol.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 16:40

39. Dthawk (Posts: 42; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Moonpie

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:49 8

26. Aploine (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Milky Way (Stop smoking that thing dude, you burn brain cells)

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 17:11

40. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


If M is for marijuana, what does L stand for? LSD? :)

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 23:01

52. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 144; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


M FOR MOTH BALLS

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:13

15. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


I think it should be released with different names in different countries(with the same number).

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 15:22

33. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Android KitKat

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 12:50 26

2. Dude2014 (Posts: 439; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


By that time, hopefully iOS 9/10 will be catching up Ice cream sandwich. :)

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 12:53 3

5. cse.vicky (unregistered)


See other comments and your comment. Disgrace.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:07 4

10. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Why are you so obsessed with apple?...let's have some fun.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 12:51 10

3. charlesph (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Android M&Ms

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 12:52 7

4. cse.vicky (unregistered)


Android M for "Motichoor Ladoo".

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:12 2

14. Aploine (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Very heavy in the stomach

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 20:29

46. vijaysivakula (Posts: 224; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


Motichoor Laddu is not at all heavy. Try it once.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:16 2

20. peace247 (Posts: 204; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


ya modak.. ;-)

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 12:58 1

6. leonmbj (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)


android N already on Sergei's balls

android O already on Jesus Universal Plan

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:02 2

8. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Android McDonalds. Unhealthy names to whole new level.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 20:30

47. vijaysivakula (Posts: 224; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


Yuck!!!

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:04 6

9. B-power (Posts: 246; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


Android O will be obisity due to the Candy names.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:07 23

11. warrenellis93 (Posts: 161; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


and P will be for Poor spelling

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:10

12. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


lololol

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:14

17. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


hahaha +1

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:29

23. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2110; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


And Q for Qorrecting spellings.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:32 4

24. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


"Qorrecting"?....L for lol.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:12

13. vuyonc (Posts: 1014; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Android Marzipan!

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:13

16. B-power (Posts: 246; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


Shame on me i meant obesity. Stupid auto correction.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:15

19. B-power (Posts: 246; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


And no it's not english

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:26

22. Scott93274 (Posts: 4602; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Milky Way. :)

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 13:32

25. somad (Posts: 169; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


I have galaxy note 3 with Verizon and I didn't get the android 4.4.4 and they already talking about Android M ..... OMG, I hate Verizon

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 14:10

27. Scott93274 (Posts: 4602; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Don't blame Verizon, I got Android 4.4.4 in late July on my Verizon Moto X. Blame Samsung. After all, this year's flagship of theirs, the S5 is just now starting to get the 4.4.4 update.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 17:56

41. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3108; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


You do realize that Moto X is technically a "Google" phone, so of course it's going to get updates faster. And speaking of, you should ask all of those happy Galaxy Nexus Verizon customers how long they had to wait for an update to come. No, it's Verizon, they at the end of the day give the thumbs up or down.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 18:51

42. Scott93274 (Posts: 4602; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


You do realize that Google did not involve themselves with the design or support of any of Motorola's phones and in fact only purchased them for their patents.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 19:35

44. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3108; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Motorola PROMISED the quickest updates on their handsets, that is one of the benefits of getting either a STOCK Google Phone or a STOCKED Moto phone.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 08:33

56. Scott93274 (Posts: 4602; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


The phone does not run stock Android, it runs near stock, which is why people refer to it as Vanilla Android experience. There's still additional software that Moto builds into the phone and software tweaks to prolong the battery life. Motorola isn't able to release timely updates because of a promise, but because they're not adding layers upon layers of customized user interface like Samsung, HTC, & LG, which can take months and months to modify to accommodate system updates.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 19:40 1

45. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4180; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Actually, the reason they're getting updates faster is because they have an almost stock build of Android running on their phones. Samsung's version of Android is heavily modified and requires much more work to integrate the changes to their build. And depending on how many changes are made to the core OS, that could mean a lot more time. And even though it appears they're being shown favoritism by Google, the reason why is no one else is running an almost stock build of Android (other than the Nexus series and GPE phones). It's also one of the reasons Motorola separated out their proprietary apps like Touchless Controls, Active Display, Assist, and their Camera app. By doing so it helps in two ways. First, when a major update comes from Google, they don't have to update their appsbefore the build can be sent out, since they're separated form the core OS. Second, if an update is necessary for any of the apps, they don't have wait for a major OS update to resolve them because again they are not part of the core OS. This is what other OEMS should strive for in terms of how they implement and handle their software. Faster updates, better optimization, and better performance (considering everyone said the MotoX and last years Droids were running on older hardware, and yet they could run with the higher speccd phones in terms of everyday performance).

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 14:29

28. LoveHater (Posts: 176; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


i was excited and then this "we could see Android "M" get pushed out sometime at the end of next year or early in 2016.
"
Tll that :
1. S6
2.N7
3.One plus 2
4. X+2
5.MI5
6.G4
7.Iphone7/7+
8.Note5
9.Android 2
10. Lumia 2080 ...lol
11.. Fcuk that ,, I'm not gonna write all
10.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 14:49 1

29. Phonecall01 (unregistered)


Android MILF...

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 15:00

30. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Now that is a GREAT dessert.

+1

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 15:21

32. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmao

With big melons

Yummy mummy

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 15:48 4

34. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


damn, y'all are creepy

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 16:10

35. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2887; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Makes you wonder what the Android statue in front of the Google building would look like....

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 15:04

31. tyger11 (Posts: 148; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I'd like it to be either M&M or Mochi, but Marshmallow would be fine. If it's M&M, they'd likely have to do another marketing deal, with Mars (makers of M&Ms).

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 16:32 1

36. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4180; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


"Based on the time between the introduction of KitKat and the expected release of Android "L", we could see Android "M" get pushed out sometime at the end of next year or early in 2016."

NEWS FLASH! There's a new version of Android every year, announced in the summer, released in the fall. No need to speculate.

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 16:32

37. shahrooz (Posts: 737; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


Android Moob (man boob)

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 16:33

38. shahrooz (Posts: 737; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


And after that Android Noob

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 19:15

43. greenelektron (Posts: 531; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Android Nata de Coco

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 20:39

48. cireyaj15 (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


android m - mango flute. haha

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 22:06

49. AlikMalix (Posts: 5829; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Not trying to troll, but 80% androids still don't gave kitkat, most are various versions of JB, and many still suffering with gingerbread. Android L is M.I.A. And already moving toward "M"?

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 22:35

51. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3108; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Most of the phones that don't have kitkat are either in the process of getting kitkat or are so old and outdated that no one even uses them anymore. So why would they waste the time to update them? Let's face it, the average lifespan of a cell phone is 1-2(maybe) years before the customer upgrades, esp now that contract seem to be going away and allowing customers to trade in their old phones for the new models.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 14:02 1

58. AlikMalix (Posts: 5829; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


So either they are waiting for kitkat or are not going to get it - basically they DONT and CANT get kitkat - isn't that the same thing I said? I know at least 2 people with ginger bread - and the rest of android users that I know have JB - only one guy has kitkat and that's because he bought LG G3.

"Face it" you either bought a phone that already has kitkat or you're stuck in 2011. Well, it's not exactly true - some phones did get kitkat already. But typically with android - to get a new operating system you have a better chance buying a new flagship than waiting for an update.

But I have to disagree most folks keep their phones for around 3 years (I used my 3GS for 4.5 years and sold it in 2013 for $100 - and it was updated with latest software ios 3-4-5-6-6.x.x thruout that time).

I just think that Google should work on forcing manufactures and carriers to work on updates within a month or loose the license to distribute. I like android features - and I bet it could have been a great platform (for many it already is) but manufacturers and carriers are destroying it. Don't talk about "M" unless at least 90% are running "L" and don't even talk "L" unless 90% are running Kitkat.

This is to the apple haters vomit - you keep saying that Apple is so 2012 yet more than half are sitting on JB and a great portion is sitting on gingerbread - barely anyone on kitkat and "L" is a space odyssey story for you. (To the rest - sorry u had to read my rant).

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 02:34

54. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2887; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


75% is not on Kitkat ;) Also Android L is not M.I.A. since we know where it is and it has not been activated yet ;)

posted on 22 Sep 2014, 22:35

50. Mfa901 (Posts: 280; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


android Maple 5.1... :p

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 02:23 1

53. saenaedewe (Posts: 71; Member since: 01 May 2013)


What will happen after android Z?

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 08:55

57. steodoreben (Posts: 256; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


LOL. Condiments follows. Android S = Salt or Soy Sauce

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 05:48

55. giga.admin (Posts: 7; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


"M" stands for Mars, there can't be any doubt. As good as KitKat.

posted on 20 Oct 2014, 18:50

59. khliffz (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


M for Munchkin?

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