Screenshot from Google developer outs Lollipop for Android 5.0 name

Screenshot from Google developer outs Lollipop for Android 5.0 name
There has been plenty of speculation about the name that Google will select for the next build of Android. Rumors are circulating that tomorrow, Google will out the name of the next Android build. Thanks to a screenshot taken by a Google developer, it looks like the "L" in Android L will stand for Lollipop. Take a look at the image that accompanies this article, and you will see a screenshot from the Chromium Issue Tracker. The screenshot reveals a de-bug icon on the notification tray. The icon is that of an Android head on a stick, which looks like a lollipop. So far, this is the best clue we've had as to what name Google will call the next build of Android, Android 5.0.

You might recall that for months, Android 4.4 was rumored to be called Key Lime Pie. A Google employee even drew a cartoon revealing as much. Heck, we even saw a notification tray with the icon of a Key Lime Pie. But it was a fakeout. From nowhere, the tech titan announced that it would be using the name of popular candy bar KitKat, which lead to a great series of commercial opportunities for both Google, Nestle and Hershey.  The latter makes the chocolate bar in the U.S. while the former produces it everywhere else.

Will history repeat itself and the icon prove to be a fake? Lightning usually doesn't strike twice in the same spot. While you are waiting for Google to announce the name of the next Android build, check out this hilarious clip from Google that we told you about earlier today. Besides Android 5.0, tomorrow could see Google take the wraps off of the Motorola built Nexus 6 smartphone, and the HTC built Nexus 9 tablet.

Debug-icon shows an Android Lollipop

Debug-icon shows an Android Lollipop


source: MYCE via Phandroid

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22 Comments

1. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Can't wait show these non techs what it means to be innovative

19. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Name it anything i don't care just make its battery and camera better.....

2. engineer-1701d unregistered

thats funny i just found this. google re-ups with nestle for androidlionhttp://i2.tudocdn.net/img/width311/height1024/id91702.jpg screen shoot of info of device and the tm lion name with ithttp://www.tudocelular.com/android/noticias/n41816/Benchmark-do-Nexus-5-pode-ter-revelado-o-nome-final-do-Android-50.html so if it was lion before this nexus should be right?

6. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Exactly, this reminds me how everyone was sure that Android 4.4 was going to be Key Lime Pie.

3. Superman

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I KNEW IT !, lol

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

NO it a trap!!...

5. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Lollipop makes way more sense than the other names IMO. It's simpler and easier for users from around the world to mention.

9. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Rorripop

7. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Next story: "Google anounces Lion for next android version"

8. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

10. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Last time was showing key lime pie, and later turned out Kit Kat.. Lol

11. VyktorJonas

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

I still hope it's Lion

12. bendgate unregistered

Android Lady Gaga.

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I like lollipop myself.

14. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

It will be called lollipop as it will suck. The L could also stand for lag IMHO.

15. Busyboy unregistered

Seriously?

18. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Just a troll ignore him :)

20. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Ha..h..a.. Funny how you troll every Apple article. L for losers!

21. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Then you should pay better attention, I hardly troll Apple articles. Shows your troll level once more and your intelligence level as well. Poor guy.

16. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

why not stick to popular candy names? I'd like Lemonhead myself, love those candies (particularly the chewy Lemonhead and Friends candy, since it has other flavors too like grape, orange, cherry, and apple). Or maybe Laffy Taffy.

17. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2341; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lollipop? Sounds homosexual...should have just went with Android 5.0, imo

22. juniorresultados

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 29, 2016

the information is very important, because lollipop is low now.

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