Will the next Android build be called Licorice?

Will the next Android build be called Licorice?
We know that the next build of Android is going to be Android L. There have been various guesses as to what the "L" will stand for. Keeping with Google's use of dessert names, the next build of the tech giant's open source OS could be Lollipop or Lemon Meringue Pie. But a new challenger has come to the surface, and there is a good reason to believe that the next build of Android will be called Licorice.

This is all based on a Google+ post made by Giovanni Calabrese. And just who is he, and what is his importance to our tale? Well, Mr. Calabrese just so happens to be one of the designers behind those great statues of the Android build names that populate the Googleplex in Mountain View. In his post, Calabrese says, "I never had a great liking for Licorice, but damn! there are some great flavors out there !!!" Is it just a coincidence that the person who helps design these statues, and probably has inside knowledge about what Google will call the next Android build, writes licorice with a capital "L"?

To celebrate its 16th birthday, Google recently sent out a picture of a birthday cake adorned with lollipops on top. And while that could be a clue, right next to the lollipops on the top of the cake is a strand of licorice!

Google did a great job hiding the fact that it was talking with Nestle about using the KitKat name for the "K" build of Android. Most people were expecting Google to call the build Key Lime Pie, so it was a huge surprise when the KitKat name was announced. Is Google going to come up with another name out of left field, or is the post by Giovanni Calabrese telling us everything we need to know?

Thanks for the tip, Stefan!

source: +GiovanniCalabrese (translated) via DroidApp.nl (translated)



1. hmd74

Posts: 542; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Umm... I don't think so

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

OMG I hope it is! I've always wanted Google to name it liquorice!

2. tincholioi

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 04, 2014

I still think that the best name for it is Lollipop or Lion

34. sukampret

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

i'll just call it android Lemper agitacakes.com/v2/product.php?read=37 really delicious :P

36. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

Lemper is not sweets.

38. sukampret

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

if you put much sugar it will be sweet you know :D

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Geez, still no name for it? For M they should definitely go with M&M that way they can put their brand on the candy like they did with KitKat.


Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

I would like the name Licorice sounds good :)

6. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Just erect the statue already & then the full release. It should be within the next 2 weeks but they usually erect the statue a week or so before they announce the software so maybe in the next 2 or 3 days we will know.?

7. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Overthinking much?

13. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

That's how the mobile tech site doooooooo.

8. jesusnexo unregistered

5.0 lolipop. sounds best in my opinion

15. dimas

Posts: 3420; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You mean 'L' don't have an official name yet? Must be the hardest thing for Google's marketing department.

17. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

They're teasing us so hard right now...

18. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

have a name already and release the damn OS already taking way to long.

21. Mrmark

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Lidnt Lindor Truffles

37. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

i love Lindt ! it's one of my favorite chocolate company.

24. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

he's probably just messing with the tech community. this is pretty much the biggest way a guy in his position could make waves and he's probably getting a kick out of seeing these posts. i think we'll know exactly what Google has in store for us this week.

26. NOSrawesome

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Google is totally gonna blindside us with the name

33. Krjal

Posts: 439; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I think you're right. My money's on Lamington though. Just left-field enough for them and layered like their 'material' design language.

27. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Here's a thought...what difference does it make what Android L will be called???

28. infinitymurano2012

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

Unless it really does make a difference on my Nexus 5, it will certainly be one of these: 1-Android Lame 2-Android Loser 3-Android Lag

31. bendgate unregistered

Your comment is lame. You sound like a loser. Your mind is laggy.

35. infinitymurano2012

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

why so buthurt mr droidhead? actually not surprised, you are a droid and programmed to love android unconditionally, can't think on your own which is very sad.

29. muser793

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Walter bishop is so excited about this :D

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