Poll: Android L's official name will be...?


After months of hype build up over the Android 4.4 update -- back then referred to as Key Lime Pie -- we woke up one morning to the news that Google has struck a deal with Nestle, and the major update will instead be called KitKat -- the first time the company has gone with a licensed name. Now that Android L is around the corner, we're obviously starting to wonder as to the actual official name the latest major update will come bearing.

But before we list a few of the possibilities suggested by the blogosphere at a whole, let's dial back a little. In case you didn't realize, Google has so far always named their major Android updates after a dessert, starting with Cupcake (1.5), going through Ecclair (2.0) all the way to Jelly Bean (4.3) and the aforementioned KitKat (4.4). What's more, so far, the company has been going at it alphabetically, which is why KitKat followed Jelly Bean, and L follows KitKat (and an M-named dessert will follow L). The question is, what is Android L a placeholder for? Let's crowdstorm this!

Over the past few months, Lollipop has been the dessert that has received the most attention. In fact, just yesterday, Google celebrated its 16th birthday by sharing a picture of a lollipop-adorned cake, which could be taken as a not-very coy hint. Android Lion is another possibility -- after all, we caught wind of a supposed Nexus 5 (2014 edition) benchmark that suggests as much. What's more, Android Lion certainly makes sense, as that's another trademarked Nestle confectionery (albeit far from as popular as KitKat). Moving on, Lemon Meringue Pie appears to be yet another possibility, and this particular suggestion first appeared when people started noticing that "LMP" is showing up all over the place (for example, Wi-Fi certifications).

So which one do you think it's going to be? Let us know by casting your vote below!

Android L's official name will be...?

Lollipop
55.57%
Lion
12.71%
Lemon Meringue Pie
14.21%
Licorice
2.59%
Lemon Drop
1.8%
Ladyfingers
0.77%
Lava Cake
2.98%
Life Savers
1.01%
Laddu
6.47%
Other (I'll let you know in the comments)
1.88%

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84 Comments

1. panos88

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

Lila pause!!

12. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Is that a Nestle product? Very girly. Most probably they will continue their collaboration, so my bet is on Lion candy bar that belongs to Nestle

32. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

but apple has their os x name lion so google might not be willing to do that

33. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

They might go for Laddu. India is lately doing great ... so they might pick it up as a gift to indians :)

37. Ashoaib

Posts: 3273; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

keep that at bay... name should be the one which is more common

82. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

Google with go with a universal sweet, my money is on Lollipop. Maybe Android One could be named Laddu cos its aimed at the budget conscious..no offense ofcourse..

81. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

its not going to be anything with the word 'lemon' in it that is all i know for sure (too easy for jokes)

2. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I like the lollipop. :P

70. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Android Lollipop. Coz evrything else Sucks. (pun intended)

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Damn it, PA ! Now I am craving to eat something sweet :(

4. JohnMilisis

Posts: 23; Member since: May 04, 2014

Android L is colorful like lollipops, and I would like to see lion as official name but I don't think will happen because lion was also used for apple's OS

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Material design has emphasis on layers Their birthday doodle was a layer cake So maybe Android 5.0 Layer Cake? (doesn't really sound right though)

83. Krjal

Posts: 424; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Following the layers theme I'm betting on Lamington.

5. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

1.Android Lion B.Android Laddu 3.Android Lollipop

31. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

or...lassi? :D

34. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

android shibe (6.0)

80. AnupKriishna

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

lol..! i really like laddu :)

6. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Oh man, why not Lemon Meringue Pie, its sounds better, Lollipop is kinda funny. Haha

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Android Lady Fingers... I think they are not going to use that lol.

54. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yeah, but it is friggin funny.

8. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

we have been used to Android L name, so Android L is okay

9. surethom

Posts: 1661; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Just hurry up & erect the statu, thus usually happens a week or so before the nexus gets announced so maybe in the next 2 weeks?

10. JMartin22

Posts: 2368; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They'll go Lion if they want to continue this collaborative effort with Nestlè.

55. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

They don't sell Lion bars in the USA outside of the imports aisle.

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2368; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They'll go Lion if they want to continue this collaborative effort with Nestlè.

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

As an Indian I voted for Laddu but Lava Cake sounds better than all IMO. :)

18. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Android Laddu sounds nice !!

14. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Android Lady Gaga.........

17. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Hahaha ... nope , he is worst.

58. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

*she. Stop using "he" as to describe anything. What if Jelly Bean was actually Justin Bieber?

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