Android Lemon Meringue Pie build LRW87D seen on issue tracker site, running on Nexus 5

Android Lemon Meringue Pie build LRW87D seen on issue tracker site, running on Nexus 5
Is Android L being tested on the Nexus 5? The Chromium issue tracker on the Chromium web site revealed Lemon Meringue Pie build LRW87D running on the Hammerhead, which was Google's code for the Nexus 5. The issue being reported has something to do with videos crashing on the phone, while the new OS build is installed.

The version of Lemon Meringue Pie employed is quite recent. Breaking down the LRW87D build number, the "L" stands for Lemon Meringue Pie. The second letter "R" is a code used by Google that reveals the code branch that the build was made from. The remaining "W87" tells us that the build was made on the 87th day of the third quarter of 2014. How do we know that? If we start with "A"  for the first quarter of 2009, and move to the next letter for each quarter, "W" would be the third quarter of 2014. The 87th day of the quarter was September 25th. And the "D" means that it was the fourth version of the OS produced that day.

Google says that the date codes aren't always perfect. But it does show us that Android L is currently being tested, and with the third quarter now over, we should see the latest Android build released some time before the current quarter ends. You can view a video of LRW87D in action, and see it crash, by clicking on the video below.



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17 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Dayum google ... just RELEASE THE KRAKEN !!

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You're an odd one Doge. You're one of the few people on this site that's genuinely interested in more than one platform. Everyone else (Myself included) have their preference and trash the competition.

6. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Yes ... i own WP and i like android too. I even like some features iOS (the latest being the heptic feedback finally put in right place by them) I appreciate all of them :)

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I've actually never used a Windows Phone, but I hate Windows 8 for desktops and I think I have a long standing hate for Microsoft dating back to the mid 90's... oddly enough I'm not entirely sure why, I just remember it was cool to call them evil... don't ask.

11. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

You made me curious !!

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Probably because they were found guilty of being an illegal monopoly and one of my computer teachers in school was a massive Mac geek and had to watch a movie called Pirates of Silicon Valley, which is pretty much a movie about Bill Gates stealing the Windows OS from Steve Jobs.

15. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

He's not the only one. I love all Mobile OSes too. In fact, I caught myself defending the iPhone 6 on youtube because some samsung stans were being unreasonably stupid.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I said one of the few, not the only, there are you odd ones out there that are unbiased in tech/brand simply because you find value, innovation, and ingenuity that others overlook. So pat yourself on the back Birds & Doge.

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

... "it does show us that Android L is currently being tested" shouldn't that be a given?

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wait, has the name "Lemon Meringue Pie" already been confirmed?...

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Presumed more like it. I remember early builds of KitKat had a pie icon in the status bar and people were certain it was Key Lime Pie. I say nothing's official until I hear it from Google. Last thing I want is to act like something's official only to be proven wrong, cough! sapphire glass! cough!

8. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Yes , we all like surprises. MS surprised us with Windows 10 !

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Still think that was a stupid choice to skip 9, but hey, they went from 360 to One... so I guess they do whatever it is that they want.

7. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

AOSP over errrrythang!!!

13. moguai

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Damn you PA. Now i`m drooling over that pie...

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

As much as I love lemon meringue, didn't we get a big hint the other day that it'll be Lollipop? Keep it simple.

16. BlankSpaceNai

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

:D I just wanna play with L, trying out the new forms of their apps is just the appetizers before the main dish

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