The next sweet treat: new Android version to be 5.0, Lollipop name confirmed


The next version of Android will be a major release, and after years of 4.x versions, Google is ready to go to Android 5.0 with the name of another sweet treat - Lollipop, according to ‘reliable sources’ speaking for Bulgarian tech insider Nixanbal.

Google continues on its tradition of naming Android versions with consecutive letters of the alphabet, and Lollipop comes after the following releases:

  • Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • Android 4.1-4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Android 2.0-2.1 Eclair
  • Android 1.6 Doughnut 
  • Android 1.5 Cupcake
The first two versions were simply referred to as Android 1.0 and 1.1 without any well-known public names associated with them.

Of course, neither the version number, nor the name come as a huge surprise, but having the confirmation from a source with fairly spotless reputation (the same source had big scoops that turned out true about the LG G3 among others) is definitely appreciated. As reputable as we think this rumor is, we'd still advice you to take with a healthy grain of salt, as last-minute changes are always possible.

The new Android version will be unveiled at Google I/O today - stay tuned, as the event kicks off at 9am PT | 12pm ET today and you can watch the 2014 I/O livestream here.

source: Nixanbal (translated)

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