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Did Google offer a hint at Android L’s nickname on its 16th birthday cake?

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Did Google offer a hint at Android L’s nickname on its 16th birthday cake?

Google turned 16 years old this month, and while the company observes September 27 as its birthday, it really is not. The company, until 2005, noted its birthday as September 7th, the day it was incorporated. The switch to celebrate the birthday later in the month coincides with when Google announces the number of web pages are indexed. That number is somewhere north of 30 trillion, and as we know the page manages millions of searches each minute.

No matter the actual day, September is certainly Google’s birth month, and it has only been 16 years. As pervasive the search engine, Gmail, and Android is though, it feels like the company has been around a lot longer. The brightest stars usually burn the shortest, but Google is showing no signs of any flicker as it continues to shine ever so brightly having changed the way we surf the internet completely.

As with any proper birthday occasion, there was cake. Google took to social media to share its cake. In lieu of 16 candles on the cake however, the top was adorned with a collection of lollipops.

That can mean anything, but short of some sort of sponsorship agreement that brought us KitKat, is it a stretch to think that Android L may be proclaimed as Android “Lollipop?”

source: Google

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posted on 28 Sep 2014, 18:54 2

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2112; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Liquorice! I hope.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 18:59 12

2. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Yuck!

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 19:04 1

3. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2112; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


The name sounds better than lollipop.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 19:33 4

6. D0J0P (Posts: 6; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Well, you can see a lollipop on both pictures of the cake, so that may be hint enough that it's going to be Android Lollipop.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 19:35

7. D0J0P (Posts: 6; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


If you look at both pictures of the cake, there's a lollipop on top of the cake, so I'm guessing that it's going to be Android 5.0 Lollipop.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 19:36 3

8. D0J0P (Posts: 6; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Woops posted twice . . . now thrice . . .

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 23:50

29. vincelongman (Posts: 4427; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


It's a layer cake
Material design has emphasis on layers
So maybe Android 5.0 Layer Cake? (doesn't really sound right though)

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 09:15

39. D0J0P (Posts: 6; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


No because a layered cake is just a type of cake, it's not really a name, so that would get confusing, it's basically just a cake with layers. I've never heard of "layer cake" anyways. Check out those lollipops on top of the cake.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 22:44 1

20. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)


Licorice/Liquorice is all right, though I wouldn't mind owning a phone/tablet running on Lollipop. Just need to resist the urge to lick it...well, if I did, I'd have some problems. :p

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 23:40

26. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


lion or classic L

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 23:41

27. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


OR it could be a lmp cake

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 15:09

43. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Seems you were right

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 19:12 2

4. jdot104 (Posts: 95; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


I've been thinking Lollipop since the design was first announced. The circle is a major motif in Material Design.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 21:36

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


I was expecting a cake having a 'material design' too. Well there's no candle but there's the Lollipop.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 19:16

5. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


hopefully it's Android 5.0 Laffy taffy

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 19:48 1

9. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Sounds better than Lion...

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 23:45

28. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


lion bars a the best, go to wegmans and get one before saying that, all the other names sound childish,google is trying to grow up

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 05:00

35. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Don't get me wrong I'd love to try one, and if I ever come across one I will. But when choosing a name for a version of Android it just make more sense for it to be something more people are aware of.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 20:05

10. na7noo7 (Posts: 278; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


Android Lays! You guys know that's the most popular potato chips brand is Lays, right?
Android L/M/N/O/P names I suggest are here: goo.gl/gJEqRg.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 20:09

11. na7noo7 (Posts: 278; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


It could also be Android Lapis Luzulli since DBZ Android #18's real name was confirmed to be Luzulli with #17's name being Lapis.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 20:21 4

12. Tziggy14 (Posts: 443; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)


It feels more than 16 years in a way with all the success they have done.

Yet they still prefer the startup culture and lifestyle despite their massive size.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 20:43

13. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2275; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


What's with the food names?

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 21:07 12

15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Do you even tech, bro?

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 22:54

22. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2275; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Yea...beyond phones.....bro

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 20:47

14. DnB925Art (Posts: 1011; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Happy birthday Google!

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 21:29

16. hurrycanger (Posts: 1563; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Yeah, this is another hint.
I remember sometime in the past few weeks we saw a tweet or something with a photo of a bunch of green Android-shaped lollipops. (Was it from google or someone at google? I don't remember, lol)

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 21:54 3

18. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


If not for Google, we'd be thinking crappy, planned obsolescence iPhones are the best thing on the market. Happy Birthday Google.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 22:13

19. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 232; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


...and the iCHUMP6bs/POS would be $1000 "on-contract"!

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 22:54

21. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lollipop works. They should make Andy the android fat from all the sweets.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 23:12

23. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


HB Google. It's probably lollipop! Nice!

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 23:24

24. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Can't wait to see the Galaxy S6 and how it's going to look with the new Android 5 L design ethos.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 23:25

25. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Lollipop!
Lol this Android L mystery joke is getting as crazy as Half life 3 confirmed joke :'D

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 00:04

30. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Google is just trolling us lol

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 00:56

31. toplintag (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


I thought its Lemon Meringue Pie?? but Lollipop is much better thou.!

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 02:14

32. DeDex (Posts: 108; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


They are just teasing techies; they know that the three most suitable candidates are Lollipop, Lemon Meringue Pie, and Lion. I wouldn't be surprised if the eventual name was not Lollipop in the end :)

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 03:23

33. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Wait wait, I have it, Android 'Laughing Stock'...........!!!! I'm hilarious, thank you...thank you..

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 04:00

34. voxmarc (Posts: 332; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


LIGHT?
LINGERIE?
LOBOTOMY?
LAG?
LIVER?
LACTOSE?
LATINO?
LAUGHING HYENA?
LAUNDRY?
LAVATORY?
LOUDMOUTH?

i give up.....

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 07:18

38. LikeMyself (Posts: 438; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


What about labia, labiaplasty, laparoscopy? Minora or majora, u decide though! Lol!

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 09:17

40. D0J0P (Posts: 6; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Yeah man, those sure are some great desserts to eat!

posted on 30 Sep 2014, 10:05

41. onyx143 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


Word.

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 05:15 1

36. magnum44 (unregistered)


LOVE
LIFE
LUXURY
LAVISH
LONGEVITY
LAMBORGHINI
LIFESTYLE
LATINA
LORD
LUSH
LUCK
LIVE
LUST
LAST but not least

posted on 29 Sep 2014, 07:14

37. LikeMyself (Posts: 438; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


I prefer Android Lindt! Sounds so elegant, but lollipop is still OK though!

posted on 30 Sep 2014, 10:06

42. onyx143 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


How bout Lemur.....Lemur sounds cool right?

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