What do you think will happen after Android Z?


Officially announced today by Google, Android M is the 13th major iteration of Android. Can you believe that? It's only been 8 years since the first public version of Android was released (in late 2007), and its 13th major release is already here. Well, almost here, since only a Developer Preview is currently available.

As you may know, starting with Android 1.5 Cupcake, Google gave its OS sweet names, in alphabetical order. After Cupcake we had Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Kit Kat, Lollipop, and now we have Android M (which will get a proper name later this year).

Earlier this week, Hiroshi Lockheimer (VP of Mobile Engineering at Google) confirmed that, from now on, major Android releases will arrive on a yearly basis. Thus, next year we'll get Android N, 2017 will be the year of Android O, and so on. Finally, in 2026, Google should launch Android Z. Of course, that's over a decade from now, and anything could happen by then, though we'd imagine that Google will still be (at least) as powerful as today. So we're curious to know what you think about the post-Android Z era. Will Android still be Android? Will Google resort to different names for the OS? Cast your votes in the poll below!

What do you think will happen after Android Z?

Google will find another naming scheme
53.31%
Google will start all over from A
18.53%
Android itself will be renamed
21.66%
I've no idea / I have my own theory which I'll share in the comments
6.5%

FEATURED VIDEO

55 Comments

1. Sauce5 unregistered

Bra sizes

4. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

34DD ..

28. sgodsell

Posts: 7362; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Z is so far off. By that time computing should evolve to point (with the help of IoTs) where an OS won't matter. With the internet and web apps as well as agnostic applications from Android and other platforms moving to agnostic applications. The OS will be so far removed from the users experience, that it really won't matter.

7. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

I thought you wrote: "we will die".

17. waddup121 unregistered

#done

51. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

After Z then will come the stable release ! lol !!!!! Im an android user too !

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31030; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It'll start with numbers.

5. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

Like iOS...?

60. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

the Duo is complete again Darkk... PA is so boring without you and arte well, I think you both together will figure it out that what will be the naming convention after the letter Z ;)

10. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Since android M is version 6 and Z is +13 years, the new android will start as android 20 aka Dr. Gero.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31030; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How do you think they'll code it?

16. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Next to Dragonball characters, what else?

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31030; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Could you imagine veggies lol. Android avacodo???

24. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

They'll need 'em to make up for all the sweets. Asparagus, Broccoli, Carrot...

32. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Android pumpkin and string beans lol.

61. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

why not android apple? harmony between the tech companies?

11. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Or google will go with Android GT

3. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

I don't think the os name games will last that long.

6. G9-Kokos

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

So we talking after 14 years. Well i guess there wouldnt even be a mobile device in the sense we have today. More like portable PCs or AIs

8. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Android is no longer there as it has been surpassed by another OS.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Same was said about Windows, Coke, McDonald's and Sears. Oh wait. Well nobody's perfect.

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It will move from desserts to Appetizers or Entrees and just start from A again. Or it might be gone and something else would be in place of Android.

12. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

It won't be called Android anymore

13. charlesxph

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

I doubt that the operating system would reach Z within the next 10 years, should it, perhaps google would so with a new naming scheme. But anything can happen

31. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Idk but Windows is still Windows from 29 years ago.

14. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Animals starting with A?

23. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Should have been this idea in the first place.

19. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Maybe by then, Android will just merge with Chrome OS.

20. AMERICANPATRIOT

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

Can't help but laugh, L isn't even dominate yet, M still struggling in progress, and here already discuss Z? pftt

21. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Apple pie, banana, custard, ummm dolphin... :)

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.