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

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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51 Comments

1. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha​hah lololololololololololololololololololololololololo​lololololololololololololol

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

She lick me like a llllaa lollipop ////

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I was Gonna come here to post this same thing

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Come on, no one's referencing "Lollipop" by the Chordettes? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rYoRaxgOE0&feature=kp

19. Victor.H

Posts: 1045; Member since: May 27, 2011

Haha that is hilarious! This could easily be the theme song for the new Android, kudos for the great reference, Sniggly!

20. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Just doing my job, sir. :)

34. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Sniggly long time no speak... I was thinking the same thing... +1 to you!!! Great song by the way!!!

37. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Hey man, thanks! Hope you've been doing well!

39. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am doing very well. I hope you are as well. It's funny, when I heard the rumors of what the "L" name would be I was thinking Lollipop & of course on queue I thought of the 50's song Lollipop. Imagine they play the song while they introduce Android 5.0 Lollipop. That would be so killer I think... Google has a great since of humor, so I definitely couldn't put it past them.

47. huckleberrypie

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

I'm rooting more for Shirley Temple though.

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Finally Rip 4.x, I like that lollipop name. I admit I ate kitkat almost everyday last november and december after nexus 5 release LOL. Hope I dont start lollipops, that would be embarrassing.

16. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

You are SO hilarious. But I forgot to laugh.

18. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

No, they're referencing Lollipop by 50 Cent.

21. rns122112 unregistered

It's actually Lil Wayne ft static.

22. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

You forgot to laugh? Get a life bro... Even now i cant stop laughing at your stupidity here Read post #6 LMAO.http://www.phonearena.com/news/Deal-alert-200-shaved-off-the-Xperia-Z-Ultra-Google-Play-edition_id55686

4. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

u are missing android 1.9 as well....!!!

5. NationGuettaTR

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

How to fuark can i ask samsung where's my lollipop? It will ultra-embrassing statue.

6. Tattari

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

i'm all in for android ,. but that's kind of a meh name :/

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

They usually look for popular names of sweets, so lollipop is a no brainer but it will be more about the features than the actual name

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

They could have gone with Lion after KitKat ;)

25. rns122112 unregistered

Yeah. Then it be a huge blowup with Apple taking them to court for patent and copyright infringement.

36. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I know, hence the ;)

28. Tattari

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

ofc it's all about the features :P , i'm just talking about the name now xD . Pretty sure it'll have pretty good features/upgrades otherwise

7. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

next version should be 5.1/6.0 Maltesers :)

8. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

I take you to the candy shop... I let you eat the lollipop

13. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Nerds

9. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I have a NEXUS 5. Today, a new version of Android is going to be revieled. Conclusion - I am a happy man...

11. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Android 1.0-Alpha Android 1.1-Beta

27. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I believe it was Android 1.0 Astro Android 1.1 Bender

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Eagerly waiting to kick it on my nexus 7.

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