Google kicks off guessing game for the official name of Android M


Every year there’s a new version of Android and its a fun game trying to guess what the new name will be. Last year, “Android L” became Android Lollipop in October, and the timing for “Android M” should be similar too.

Android Marshmallow? or something else?

There’s a new promotional video (at the top of this page) from Google employees Nat and Lo, having a bit of cheesy fun with the idea and giving a sneaky peek at the new Android statue – the giant robot will also get a spot on the front lawn at Google’s Mountain View HQ.

Will it be called Macaroon? Milkshake? Malt ball? Perhaps Moon pie? They’re some of the suggestions touted by the video clip. Google signed a deal with KitKat a couple of years ago, so perhaps M&M’s could be a good name for the new version?

The video also says that Android M is about to drop and “almost here”, so of course there’s not too much longer to wait before we get to know. New Nexus phones from Google should also be arriving at the same time.

Previous versions of Android went by the names Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop…

In the new version of Android, you’ll also find support for fingerprint sensors, improved battery life management, better permissions settings for apps and a much smarter Google Now.



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