What will Android 6.0 M be called? (poll results)


Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop. No, these aren't just the names of various delicious treats – they're also the names of each consecutive, major Android release after Alpha and Beta.

As we pointed out last week, these names aren't at all random. In fact, while Google is obviously fond of this sweet naming convention, it is also quite strict in the sense that the names are alphabetically ascending. So after Jelly Bean came KitKat, and after KitKat came Lollipop. Given this long-standing tradition, it's only natural that we assume that the next major Android update's name will start with the letter 'M'.

Keeping with our own traditions, we listed a number of popular desserts starting with 'M' and asked you to vote for the one you consider most likely to carry Android in 2015/2016. And now, the results are in.

The most popular choice appears to be Android Marshmallow (28.37%), followed by Muffin (25.25%). The rest of the votes were split all over – we've got 8.63% of the votes going to Milkshake, 8.21% to Milky Way, 8.12% to M&M's, and 4.59% to Macaroon. The least popular pick was Android Molasses (0.17%), followed by Mocha Java Cake (1.05%).

All in all, Android Marshmallow doesn't sound half bad, and it can very well happen – after all, you guys guessed right last year.

What will Android 6.0 "M" be called?

Mocha Java Cake
1.05%
Macaroon
4.59%
Marshmallow
28.37%
Meringue
4.04%
Muffin
25.25%
Milkshake
8.63%
Molasse(s)
0.17%
Mousse
1.18%
M&M's
8.12%
Mars
4.88%
Milky Way
8.21%
Something else
5.51%

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33 Comments

1. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Mother******? may be...

2. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

interesting, didn't know that mofo is called as a treat. well, the more you know.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Well, one could only conclude that mofo is a treat for rockers123's case.

30. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

wrong! be called: "marijuana"

3. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

I don't care.. Hopefully it won't be a flop like lollipop

6. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I hope it's exactly a flip like Lollipop, since my Note 4 flies on Lollipop, retaining it's crown as the best phablet.

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

LOL Molasse(s)

5. BobLawblaw unregistered

Android Mayonnaise has a nice ring to it..

7. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

I am the one who started "M&M" just one day after Google announced "Lollipop".

16. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Proud of you.

21. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

If you were you started saying it late. I called M&M when they went with KitKat instead of Key Lime Pie.

32. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Wow.. Did Google give you any credit yet?

33. H3Drvr

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Android N...Nectarine? lol

8. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Marconi sounds good

9. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Honestly Muffin seems boring to me and also it's already somehow similar to Cupcake, and Marshmallow is just a Marshmallow, but I think M&M or Milky Way will be a great one.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I think M&M's is likely since they already build relationship with Nestle co-promotion. I really to do love those Android chocolate KitKat's treat. https://www.google.com/search?q=nestle+android+kit+kat&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=dDlHVcHnIsjnuQTspYDADg&sqi=2&ved=0CCkQsAQ

15. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

M&M's are made by Mars, Inc., not Nestle.

20. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

lol i wasnt going to say anything but thanks for pointing it out

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Sign.. No cute robot M&M's then.

29. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Now that you mention it, I'm wondering how it might look...

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Malteesers rocked. They should use milk shake though.

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, Marshmallow sounds good.

17. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I prefer macaroon. Sounds and looks fancy.

18. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

mushroom :-)

19. pcaming

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

marmalade?

22. olatgf

Posts: 37; Member since: May 02, 2015

Amdroid Milkshake.

24. steelew

Posts: 219; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I supposed Mint would just confuse people

25. steelew

Posts: 219; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

mmmmm......y two year old flagship won't get it? that has a familiar ring to it.

26. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Marmalade

27. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Meat Popsicle.

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