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India wants to be considered for the name of the next Android build

0. phoneArena 13 Sep 2013, 19:53 posted on

A week ago last Tuesday, Google surprised everyone by introducing Android 4.4 and announcing that it would be called KitKat; before Google made the introduction, it had been assumed that the next build of the Android OS would be 5.0 and would be named Key Lime Pie. But now that Android 4.4 is reality, what will the next build be called...

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posted on 13 Sep 2013, 19:58 22

1. Commentator (Posts: 2435; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Pretty cool idea, especially how important India is to the future of smartphones and Android particularly.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:14 27

6. cheetah2k (Posts: 837; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Huh? India's no more important than China or the USA when it comes to the future of smartphones. India ain't a sweet so forget it..

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:18 27

8. Commentator (Posts: 2435; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I'm not sure what you meant by "India ain't a sweet." Surely they have sweets in India?

I would've said the same thing had China been lobbying for a dessert name as well. Traditional European-American desserts are fine, but other things would be cool as well.

(By the way, I am exactly sure what you meant by :"India ain't a sweet." Because you didn't read one word of the article, you thought India wanted to name the next iteration of Android "India." I only feigned ignorance to give you a chance to respond, but I guess this parenthetical defeats the purpose. Whoops. My bad...)

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:21 3

11. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


they are talking about a dessert originated from India called Ladoo. It's a sweet yogurt too sweet for my personal liking.

I support this move to be inclusive of cultural sweets.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 00:09 3

47. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


Lassi is the sweet thick yoghurt shake/juice lol.

Ladoo is a dessert

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 00:32 5

51. lalalaman (Posts: 364; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


ladoo is a sweet :P...

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 01:49

59. saiki4116 (Posts: 356; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


Lassi is the one, you are talking about.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 09:00

75. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Laddoo isn't sweet yogurt for sure.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 23:16 1

86. moroninc (Posts: 181; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


Your right Cheetah2K, China is more formidable when it comes to the Android amy of users there, Nokia still rules the Indian market and im not talking Lumias either, the Nokia 3310 is still very much alive there.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:59 4

33. jos_031 (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


They want it to be a famous sweet. they dropped key lime pie as it is not popular. The next iteration will be lollipop for sure. other choices are- liquorice, laces, love hearts, even ladoo is ok... lassi never is that even sweet..

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 23:57

44. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I'm gonna have to disagree with the idea that key lime pie isn't popular, or well known.
I don't know how well known it is globally, but I'm pretty sure in every supermarket in the US at least, you can just walk in and order one, or buy one prepackaged. Hell you can buy key lime pie flavored yogurt cups, key lime pie scented cleaning agents and crap like that. I'm sure it isn't as conscious in people's minds as KitKat bars are, but that isn't much.
And strictly speaking I don't think sweetness is the criteria they're looking for when choosing names. Android 2.2(?)-2.3 was Gingerbread after all, and 3._ was Honeycomb.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 08:55

74. jos_031 (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


lassi comes in sweat and salt...it is used as refreshing drink. key lime pie never tasted in UK and when i was in india.. globally i dont think it is famous....

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:01 11

2. TuanGugu (Posts: 45; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Lassi I can agree on.. Cz that drink is quite familiar in my country... But Ladoo? What the hell is that. Plus it doesnt good right for Android

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:07 4

4. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Lmao Android Ladoo®
Lasso sound and looks better than Ladoo®

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:04 38

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


Android 5.0 Lollipop

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:27 18

13. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I admit. lollipop more marketable to the world

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:59 2

21. Samir_Maric (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Who knows after 4.4 next version may be 4.5

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:45

32. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5854; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Lemon Curd.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 04:03 2

65. ibobobo (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Android Laffy Taffy isn't bad. :)

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 23:19 1

87. moroninc (Posts: 181; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


im digging the Lollipop has a nice ring to it, rather than Indian Android id rather a more generic sweet that we are all familiar with. which was the reason why Keylime pie got rejected in the first place.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:08

5. mcshank (Posts: 47; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


Android Liquorice

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:50 8

20. bwhiting (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


people might get sick with that one lol...it would make people think of that horrible candy -_-

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:16

7. cheetah2k (Posts: 837; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Android Banana Split

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:20 11

9. GeneralTsosChicken (Posts: 22; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


I Think This Is A Horrible Idea! Keep The Current Dessert Name Theme!

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:29

14. dsDoan (Posts: 219; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


This is keeping the current dessert name theme.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:41 11

17. Commentator (Posts: 2435; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


He probably saw the title and thought they were going to literally name the next version "India."

Either that or he's just promoting the title of a book or movie or something, which would explain why every word is capitalized.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 22:06 8

34. GeneralTsosChicken (Posts: 22; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Ladoo is a horrible name for the next operating system.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 09:04 5

76. blazee (Posts: 283; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Both of the Indian names are a terrible idea. I hope they don't even give it any thought.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:20 18

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Oops, i'm an Indian and i'm sorry to say this but i will not like names like that...it totally messes up the vibe and makes me wonder who even thought of that idea. Stick with the English dessert names...

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:22 3

12. Commentator (Posts: 2435; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I think the vibe was messed up enough when they went with KitKat... Why not take it a step further?

(For the record, the two unofficial names for the versions before Cupcake were "Astro" and "Bender," suggesting famous robots were originally considered. I think this would've been cooler than desserts too.)

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 12:19

78. Miracles (Posts: 519; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


I think Google could consider Lassi, but Ladoo is taking to an extreme. If ur indian, then I think u know where I'm coming from.

Also all the previous names have been something widespread or I would rather say acknowledged worldwide. "Kit-Kat" is something I bet everyone has known about..atleast those that can afford a smartphone. So Lassi doesn't really fit into that category and might just be overlooked by Google.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 20:43 1

18. apple4never (Posts: 961; Member since: 08 May 2013)


lol all the indians on this ( me included )

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:00

22. PK1983 (Posts: 177; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Lemonbar or Lemonchello.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:02 2

23. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


If we base a statement on how true or false it is by the green thumbs they get...the world won't be living right.
Well, some of the things he said is true...like having no respect for women. I get tired of seeing rape cases everyday...and he isn't even from India. What would he know of us who cringe at every bad thing Indians do.
I'm strictly against stereotyping...that's an unfair judgement.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:03 1

24. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Lamington.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:08 1

25. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


If we base a statement on how true or false it is by the green thumbs they get...the world won't be living right.
Well, some of the things he said is true...like having no respect for women. I get tired of seeing rape cases everyday...and he isn't even from India. What would he know of us who cringe at every bad thing Indians do.
I'm strictly against stereotyping...that's an unfair judgement.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:12 4

26. aditya.k (Posts: 463; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Dafuq? O.o No please. Sounds weird. Just think how the Android mascot would look! :|

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:18

28. Commentator (Posts: 2435; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Like a big cup of yogurt? If that sounds weird, let me remind you of this thing called "Android 2.2 Froyo."

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:21 1

29. JEverettnow (Posts: 202; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Lemon Meringue Pie. Since we don't get our Key Lime, maybe we can have something similar.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 21:24

31. Commentator (Posts: 2435; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


As an homage to the classic Angry Beavers treat: "Android Lickety-Split."

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 22:19 2

36. roscuthiii (Posts: 1832; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Ladoo I'm not familiar with, not sure how much of the world is either for that matter. So that may be out. And "Lassi" as a dessert name would be out in the US simply because it's far too reminiscent of the television dog, "Lassie". Just not good dessert material.

My vote would be on Lollipop, or Limoncello.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 22:55 1

37. shridharddlj4015 (Posts: 8; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)


Reply to comment 15..you r the one who is crap dirty minded..India has 1.21billion population n android cant ignore India...n just for ur information android head is indian,36% of nasa scientists,some 10% Microsoft workers.lot more..dontn't biase ur thoughts u need to first think n comments...n tell me where do u leave..bcz i do want to know bad things abt ur country

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 23:08

38. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1110; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Android Laffy Taffy or Lemonheads.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 23:13

40. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


disappointed of not having key lime pie? how about "lemon merengue pie" on next one?

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 23:14

41. sudhiir.reddy (Posts: 30; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


vote for android biryani or android dum-biryani, if you don't know google dum-biryani and vote if you like it...

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 00:18 1

49. Rohitydv (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Android names are about sweets

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 01:01

55. shreyas.s666 (Posts: 80; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


its all abt sweets and named as alphabetical order, say next one starts from L

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 00:56 5

52. frydaexiii (Posts: 1235; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Oh yeah, because of the cointry's support of android...hey, Android's been selling well in china, why not call the next Android version "Liang Cha(Tea)"? No offence but nobody know wtf a Lassi or lasso or whatever is, and knowing it's a snack from india would just kill android.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 01:02

57. ARITRA (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


theres a sweet available in india called lyang-cha..almost same name..lol!

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 01:02 5

56. shreyas.s666 (Posts: 80; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


Next Version should be called as "lag"

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 01:03

58. ARITRA (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


lol..

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 06:20 2

70. myindia (Posts: 15; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


lol :) but seem to have been fixed in the newer versions .

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 19:51

96. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


subjective, iPhone lag too when accessing sites with photos. in fact my android is smoother and faster due to the much higher spec.

I have nothing against Apple now hope everyone would be happy and confidence with their purchases. Trash talking brand and product that you don't own show that you are not.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 01:57

60. skullman (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


LAL APPLE (red apple) is better than lassi, ladoo, etc

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 02:01 1

63. ANANDALTER (Posts: 123; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Android LAG

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 23:36

88. taikucing (unregistered)


hahaha

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 04:05

66. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


I want next one to be called "ro'qegh'Iwchab". It's a Klingon dessert, a Rokeg Blood Pie.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 06:35

71. weedl (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


maybe Android Lumpia will be good ^_^

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 23:39

90. taikucing (unregistered)


Nokia Lumpia

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 11:13

95. DomSanity (Posts: 17; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


hahaha ano pa ba L na tagalog? =D

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