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Will the next Android build be called Licorice?

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Will the next Android build be called Licorice?
We know that the next build of Android is going to be Android L. There have been various guesses as to what the "L" will stand for. Keeping with Google's use of dessert names, the next build of the tech giant's open source OS could be Lollipop or Lemon Meringue Pie. But a new challenger has come to the surface, and there is a good reason to believe that the next build of Android will be called Licorice.

This is all based on a Google+ post made by Giovanni Calabrese. And just who is he, and what is his importance to our tale? Well, Mr. Calabrese just so happens to be one of the designers behind those great statues of the Android build names that populate the Googleplex in Mountain View. In his post, Calabrese says, "I never had a great liking for Licorice, but damn! there are some great flavors out there !!!" Is it just a coincidence that the person who helps design these statues, and probably has inside knowledge about what Google will call the next Android build, writes licorice with a capital "L"?

To celebrate its 16th birthday, Google recently sent out a picture of a birthday cake adorned with lollipops on top. And while that could be a clue, right next to the lollipops on the top of the cake is a strand of licorice!

Google did a great job hiding the fact that it was talking with Nestle about using the KitKat name for the "K" build of Android. Most people were expecting Google to call the build Key Lime Pie, so it was a huge surprise when the KitKat name was announced. Is Google going to come up with another name out of left field, or is the post by Giovanni Calabrese telling us everything we need to know?
 
The next build of Android could be called Licorice

The next build of Android could be called Licorice


Thanks for the tip, Stefan!

source: +GiovanniCalabrese (translated) via DroidApp.nl (translated)

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posted on 12 Oct 2014, 14:35 5

1. hmd74 (Posts: 476; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Umm... I don't think so

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 14:37

3. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2047; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


OMG I hope it is! I've always wanted Google to name it liquorice!

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 14:36 3

2. tincholioi (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 Jul 2014)


I still think that the best name for it is Lollipop or Lion

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 00:57

34. sukampret (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


i'll just call it android Lemper
agitacakes.com/v2/product.php?read=37

really delicious :P

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 05:12

36. pegasso (Posts: 270; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


Lemper is not sweets.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 13:27 1

38. sukampret (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


if you put much sugar it will be sweet you know :D

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 14:44

4. promise7 (Posts: 868; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Geez, still no name for it? For M they should definitely go with M&M that way they can put their brand on the candy like they did with KitKat.

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 14:51 1

5. FOXBOUND (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


I would like the name Licorice sounds good :)

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 15:14

6. surethom (Posts: 605; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Just erect the statue already & then the full release. It should be within the next 2 weeks but they usually erect the statue a week or so before they announce the software so maybe in the next 2 or 3 days we will know.?

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 15:22 3

7. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


Overthinking much?

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 15:44

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


That's how the mobile tech site doooooooo.

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 15:22 2

8. jesusnexo (Posts: 149; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


5.0 lolipop. sounds best in my opinion

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 15:48

15. dimas (Posts: 1896; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


You mean 'L' don't have an official name yet? Must be the hardest thing for Google's marketing department.

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 15:52 2

17. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


They're teasing us so hard right now...

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 16:02

18. shamatuu (Posts: 159; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


have a name already and release the damn OS already taking way to long.

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 17:13 1

21. Mrmark (Posts: 268; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


Lidnt Lindor Truffles

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 05:14

37. pegasso (Posts: 270; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


i love Lindt !
it's one of my favorite chocolate company.

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 17:45

24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


he's probably just messing with the tech community. this is pretty much the biggest way a guy in his position could make waves and he's probably getting a kick out of seeing these posts.

i think we'll know exactly what Google has in store for us this week.

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 17:58 1

26. NOSrawesome (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Google is totally gonna blindside us with the name

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 23:49

33. Krjal (Posts: 227; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


I think you're right. My money's on Lamington though. Just left-field enough for them and layered like their 'material' design language.

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 18:32

27. DocOc (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


Here's a thought...what difference does it make what Android L will be called???

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 20:49

28. infinitymurano2012 (Posts: 26; Member since: 13 Sep 2014)


Unless it really does make a difference on my Nexus 5, it will certainly be one of these:
1-Android Lame
2-Android Loser
3-Android Lag

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 23:07 2

31. bendgate (unregistered)


Your comment is lame. You sound like a loser. Your mind is laggy.

posted on 13 Oct 2014, 02:16

35. infinitymurano2012 (Posts: 26; Member since: 13 Sep 2014)


why so buthurt mr droidhead? actually not surprised, you are a droid and programmed to love android unconditionally, can't think on your own which is very sad.

posted on 12 Oct 2014, 21:07

29. muser793 (Posts: 57; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Walter bishop is so excited about this :D

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