Android 6.0 Milkshake Or Licorice Or Quince? Looking Past Key Lime Pie
All of the buzz about the forthcoming Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is remarkable, especially considering the fact that "Key Lime Pie" is still only the unofficial codename of the forthcoming Android OS from Google. That's right: In case you missed something, Key Lime Pie isn't the official name (yet) for Android 5.0.
On top of that, without Android 5.0 even having been unveiled, there are already those imagining Android 6.0 with the name Milkshake.
Once again, this is all total and complete net buzz/speculation, but with media pundits and phone fanboys alike referring to Android 5.0 as Key Lime Pie, now some are already speculating Android 6.0 will be Milkshake (despite the all-consuming fact that the next Android OS after 5.0 might be, say, 5.1 or 5.01 or who-knows-what). So we couldn't help but wonder if "Milkshake" would even work in the first place?
As most folks are aware, Google releases its Android OS platforms with codenames in alphabetical order. They also have dessert-themes.
Here's the list:
2.0, 2.01., 2.1: Éclair
2.2 - 2.2.3: Froyo (Frozen Yogurt)
2.3.3 - 2.3.7: Gingerbread
3.0, 3.1, 3.2: Honeycomb
4.0 - 4.0.4: Ice Cream Sandwich
4.1 - 4.2.2: Jelly Bean
With Android 5.0 having been named Key Lime Pie by just about everyone except Google (at this point in time), it seems, the rationale behind calling Android 6.0 (if that's even what's next after 5.0) Milkshake comes from "M" being next in line after "K" (Key) and "L" (Lime) while keeping with the dessert theme.
But there's even speculation about whether "M" is really next in line or not. When iTech Post ran a story back in February about this very topic, we found some commenters making interesting points about what could come next for the codename of Android 6.0 (or 5.1, etc.).
Guitardevil even back then relayed the rumor that "M" would be next: "there's a rumor that since key lime pie incorporates the 'K' as well as the 'l' , the next version, whether it be 5.1 or 6.0 will probably be named with an 'm'."
But this possibility didn't stop guitardevil from suggesting "Liquorice" as the next Android OS codename after Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, being that "L" of course comes after "K." Another commenter who wished to remain anonymous suggested "Lollypop" [sic].
After all, just because Android 4.0 - 4.0.4 was called Ice Cream Sandwich didn't mean Google switched back to "D" (after "C" for "Cream") for Android 4.1 - 4.2.2. No, the company moved right along to "J" after "I." This means that perhaps Google might move right along to "L" after Key Lime Pie, hence the "Lollipop" and "Liquorice" suggestions.
Of course, Google is tantamount with innovation, and so why would the company need to follow its own inhibitive rules from the past? It could easily go from "P" (Pie) to "Q" after Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, couldn't it? In this case, "Q" could be next for Android 6.0.
Being that there aren't too many sweet foods that start with the letter "Q," why not "Quince"?
Could you imagine Android 6.0 Quince? Or perhaps Android 5.1 Quince? Heck, maybe Google could even go for Android 5.01 Quince.
Of course, with this logic (Google is free to do whatever the hell it wants when it comes to naming Android OS iterations), maybe the next Android OS after 5.0 will be called "Franklin." And that's, of course, if Google keeps its Android OS around much longer after 5.0 anyway.
It is alleged that we'll all at least be able to know more about the forthcoming Android 5.0 at the upcoming Google I/O conference in May.
What do you think the next Android OS iterations will be called? We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
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