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The next sweet treat: new Android version to be 5.0, Lollipop name confirmed

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The next sweet treat: new Android version to be 5.0, Lollipop name confirmed

The next version of Android will be a major release, and after years of 4.x versions, Google is ready to go to Android 5.0 with the name of another sweet treat - Lollipop, according to ‘reliable sources’ speaking for Bulgarian tech insider Nixanbal.

Google continues on its tradition of naming Android versions with consecutive letters of the alphabet, and Lollipop comes after the following releases:

  • Get ready for Android 5.0 Lollipop

    Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • Android 4.1-4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Android 2.0-2.1 Eclair
  • Android 1.6 Doughnut 
  • Android 1.5 Cupcake
The first two versions were simply referred to as Android 1.0 and 1.1 without any well-known public names associated with them.

Of course, neither the version number, nor the name come as a huge surprise, but having the confirmation from a source with fairly spotless reputation (the same source had big scoops that turned out true about the LG G3 among others) is definitely appreciated. As reputable as we think this rumor is, we'd still advice you to take with a healthy grain of salt, as last-minute changes are always possible.

The new Android version will be unveiled at Google I/O today - stay tuned, as the event kicks off at 9am PT | 12pm ET today and you can watch the 2014 I/O livestream here.

source: Nixanbal (translated)

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posted on 25 Jun 2014, 05:51 3

1. kkmkk (Posts: 93; Member since: 06 May 2013)


hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha​hah
lololololololololololololololololololololololololo​lololololololololololololol

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 05:52 4

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


She lick me like a llllaa lollipop ////

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:26

10. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I was Gonna come here to post this same thing

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:32 18

15. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Come on, no one's referencing "Lollipop" by the Chordettes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rYoRaxgOE0&feature=kp

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:44 7

19. Victor.H (Posts: 450; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Haha that is hilarious! This could easily be the theme song for the new Android, kudos for the great reference, Sniggly!

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:51

20. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Just doing my job, sir. :)

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 09:06 2

34. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4335; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Sniggly long time no speak... I was thinking the same thing...

+1 to you!!!

Great song by the way!!!

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 09:27 1

37. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Hey man, thanks! Hope you've been doing well!

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 09:53 1

39. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4335; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I am doing very well. I hope you are as well.

It's funny, when I heard the rumors of what the "L" name would be I was thinking Lollipop & of course on queue I thought of the 50's song Lollipop.

Imagine they play the song while they introduce Android 5.0 Lollipop. That would be so killer I think... Google has a great since of humor, so I definitely couldn't put it past them.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 22:07

47. huckleberrypie (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)


I'm rooting more for Shirley Temple though.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 05:54 2

3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3583; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Finally Rip 4.x, I like that lollipop name. I admit I ate kitkat almost everyday last november and december after nexus 5 release LOL. Hope I dont start lollipops, that would be embarrassing.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:34 4

16. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


You are SO hilarious. But I forgot to laugh.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:36 1

18. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


No, they're referencing Lollipop by 50 Cent.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:57

21. rns122112 (Posts: 49; Member since: 20 Jan 2014)


It's actually Lil Wayne ft static.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:59 4

22. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3583; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


You forgot to laugh? Get a life bro... Even now i cant stop laughing at your stupidity here Read post #6 LMAO.
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Deal-alert-200-shaved-off-the-Xperia-Z-Ultra-Google-Play-edition_id55686

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 05:55

4. h27_Venom (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 May 2014)


u are missing android 1.9 as well....!!!

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 05:57

5. NationGuettaTR (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)


How to fuark can i ask samsung where's my lollipop? It will ultra-embrassing statue.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:02

6. Tattari (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


i'm all in for android ,. but that's kind of a meh name :/

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:28

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


They usually look for popular names of sweets, so lollipop is a no brainer but it will be more about the features than the actual name

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:02

23. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1132; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


They could have gone with Lion after KitKat ;)

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:18 1

25. rns122112 (Posts: 49; Member since: 20 Jan 2014)


Yeah. Then it be a huge blowup with Apple taking them to court for patent and copyright infringement.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 09:25

36. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1132; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I know, hence the ;)

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:50

28. Tattari (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


ofc it's all about the features :P , i'm just talking about the name now xD . Pretty sure it'll have pretty good features/upgrades otherwise

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:03

7. PowTheBowl (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


next version should be 5.1/6.0 Maltesers :)

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:12

8. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


I take you to the candy shop... I let you eat the lollipop

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:28

13. grahaman27 (Posts: 347; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Nerds

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:19 3

9. amansingal14 (Posts: 293; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


I have a NEXUS 5. Today, a new version of Android is going to be revieled.

Conclusion - I am a happy man...

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:28 1

11. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Android 1.0-Alpha
Android 1.1-Beta

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:48 5

27. Jinto (Posts: 402; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


I believe it was

Android 1.0 Astro
Android 1.1 Bender

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:28

14. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3583; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Eagerly waiting to kick it on my nexus 7.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 06:35 6

17. nh1402 (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


Android 1.0 - Astro
Android 1.1 - Bender

The first two names were named after robots, and then they changed the naming system to desserts.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:11

24. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2550; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I think that's the point when they realized they had zero chance of getting very far with that naming scheme.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:18

26. N3Z1droid (Posts: 87; Member since: 02 Jan 2014)


Sweet OS... waiting what other flavour will it give to Android

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:15

29. mrblah (Posts: 528; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


They are calling this one "lollipop" because it will suck.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:24

30. joey_sfb (Posts: 3112; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Suck my lollipop!

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:28 1

31. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I suppose it's only fair that the big day for Android will bring out the haters, just like the big day for Apple brings out their haters.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:28

32. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3583; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


You mean just like iOS all these years. Lolz okay :p

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 10:50

42. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1640; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


That was almost clever except lollipops do not have a mouth and cannot suck. Your argument is invalid

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 13:47

45. mrblah (Posts: 528; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


The users will "suck it". Use your imagination, sucker.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:58

33. SonofAndroid (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)


They will definitely have a really hard time finding a snack starting with 'Z' a few years later...

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 10:51

43. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1640; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Zebra Cakes duh

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 15:54

49. ePoch270 (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


Zagnut?

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 09:12

35. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


What's with this obsession with eatables anyway? But all the same, Android rocks

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 09:36

38. refillable (Posts: 652; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


I hoped for a better name, :). But that's not the real point. The real point is that it will farther the gap between Android itself and iOS/WP to be the best Mobile OS in the world.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 10:03

40. justsayit (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 May 2013)


Dear phonearena team,why these day so many ads on this website,can't you respect our loyal reader? :(

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 10:04

41. psigate (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Isnt honeycomb 3.0 - 3.2?

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 11:04

44. meliorit (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)


My lollipop, yo ice cream... we can get straight into it, and do it nicely

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 17:29

46. michaelsteinberger (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)


It was known already.... Tell what id coming after L? LOL

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 04:12

48. Mfa901 (Posts: 70; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


Google's plan to attract suckers....

posted on 27 Jun 2014, 08:04

50. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 245; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Clearly it's not confirmed though is it? It's being referred to as Android 'L' just about everywhere..

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 01:32

51. sush2696 (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jun 2014)


Haha. lets just wait and see if we're really getting a lollipop LOL.

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