With the various rumours flying around, Google is rumoured to name its next version of Android Key Lime Pie. The search giant hasn’t confirmed this, but a cartoon made by one of its employees hints that it will be naming the next version of its OS after the treat.
A Google engineer, Manu Cornet, who also happens to be a producer of a webcomic called Bonkers World, has created a picture showing the evolution of Android. The picture was created “just for fun”, but it does suggest that the search giant will be naming its next generation software Key Lime Pie.
Since the very start, Google has named its versions of Android after sweets. Arranged in alphabetical order, the first was Cupcake. The second version was Donut. The third was Éclair, which was followed by Froyo. Gingerbread followed, which was first featured on the Google Nexus S. Honeycomb was also launched at around the same time as Gingerbread, but it was specifically made to run on tablets. Ice Cream Sandwich followed next, which was first featured running on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. ICS joined Gingerbread and Honeycomb. Jelly Bean followed ICS. A minor update to Jelly Bean is Android 4.2, which was featured on the Google Nexus 4. It seems the next version will be called Key Lime Pie.
Cornet’s doodle may have hinted that the next version of Android will be called Key Lime Pie, but the reality is Google has to focus its efforts on rolling out updates to Android devices. Gingerbread is three generations down the line, but runs on around 50% of Android devices. Ice Cream Sandwich runs on only a quarter of devices, and Jelly Bean has only started to be pushed out to devices. This is making it difficult for manufacturers to push out the latest version of Android to their devices.
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