Android 5.0 aka Lemon Meringue Pie build caught running on a Nexus tablet


There's plenty of indication that the next version of Android, dubbed project L for now, will actually be called Lemon Meringue Pie (cumbersome, but not much worse than Ice Cream Sandwich, for instance). Google introduced the Android L framework with the new Material Design language, and now we are waiting on a retail build to hit the shelves, most likely debuted on an HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet first, with a 64-bit Tegra K1 processor, and allegedly 4 GB of RAM.

Meanwhile, a Lemon Meringue Pie Android build, codenamed LRW50D, has been noticed in the Chromium issue tracker. Ever since Android Cupcake, Android builds have carried such short internal titles, which follow their development chronologically. "L" here stands for the Lemon Meringue Pie in question, "R" is for the code branch that the build originates from, "W" indicates the third quarter of the year, and, finally, the number 50 are the days going into the quarter, which would peg the LRW50 release happening on August 19th, while "D" is the fourth edition for that same day.

Moreover, this LRW50D Android Lemon Meringue Pie build is listed as running on a device named "New Nexus 7," likely referring to Google's ASUS-made Nexus tablet that was released last summer. Putting two and two together, Google is obviously in the final laps of testing the next version of its Android mobile OS, likely to be numbered 5.0, and called after the zesty LMP desert, on the Nexus tablet line first. This might pour more water in the Nexus 9 existence rumor mill, more so since we had some new info like on Google's upcoming tablet just yesterday.

source: Myce

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28 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I don't think that will be the name. Well I hope not. KLP appeared in the similar manner, but they've changed the name, eventually.

13. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Have you ever has a Lemon Meringue Pie? SO Tasty!!!!!

14. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Damn.

25. sgodsell

Posts: 7361; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I hope for the letter M. That they go with M&M candy.

26. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Liquorice for L.

20. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ohh Man, Ohh Man, Ohh Man!!! +1 for the most delicious pictures of the day!

2. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

i think lollipop is a better and shorter name.But that's just my opinion

17. Elusivellama

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Lollipop leaves them open to jokes like "it sucks".

21. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1775; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Except they don't suck, they get sucked...heh

3. Lmao2013

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

it's going to be lifesavers like what they did with kitkat

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

The Name, is just a name. Looking forward to full release of it.

5. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

I really do hope this HTC slate with K1 Tegra and a Nexus brand would turn into reality.

6. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Can't wait to pick up this beast from Google/HTC, been waiting for a powerful high quality tablet to hit the market.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Small names are sweeter. Jellybean is the best name till now and bot also looks cute IMO.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Umm, your user handle is contradictory to that feeling though? 8) Just pointing out.

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Maybe but I feel like that. :)

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

All good dude, just saying,.. I don't care what they call it myself. Just bring it. +1

9. ThreeFourSeven

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

I doubt Google is going to called the next version Lemon Meringue Pie. Its more unknown than Key Lime Pie.

11. gazmatic

Posts: 808; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I hope that's not the name... lollipop is much better

15. .warrenmosler

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Why not 'Apple Cobbler'? ;)

16. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

How about Laffy Taffy?

19. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

These guys write good articles but they need to do a little more proofreading. Almost every article has a spelling or grammatical error.

22. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Hope LMP will give a better battery life than kitkat...

23. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Right now, it's about the same on L(79 or 81) as KK. Though I expect to see some improvement once it's released onto us.

24. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

How about Lickem sticks

27. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I really hate Lemon anything. I hope that was another carrot by google to make predictions harder. While they keep the name a super secret until the day they announce the real name.

28. jldarren

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 28, 2014

When can we get Android 5.0´╝čI need to be onsite until it comes out...I hate business trip...T_T

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