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Android 5.0 naming convention and launch date: cast your vote

Kris Carlon

Once KitKat arrived we all kind of forgot about Android 5.0 because it suddenly leaped so far into the future it practically disappeared over the horizon. But with Google I/O coming up on June 25th, a few are starting to forecast a major new Android version appearing alongside Android Wear. So we want to know is: what do you think it will be called?

Could Key Lime Pie simply become Lime Pie? / © ChristianPost

The most popular name so far seems to be either Lollipop or Lime Pie, which may just be a kindness considering everyone thought Android 4.4 would be called Key Lime Pie. But Licorice has a few people on board, as does Lemon Meringue, but considering the corporate tie-in opportunity that KitKat offered, it seems possible that we may see another brand-name in the next iteration of the world's most popular mobile platform. As an Australian, I'm holding out hope for Lamington, but I somehow doubt it. Likewise, many of our Indian readers are keen on Lassi or Ladoo but they are probably just as unlikely. Either way, an ''exotoc'' name is hardly going to affect adoption of the new version.

What do you think the next version of Android will be called?

So we ask you: what do you think the next Android version will be called? We've got our top picks above, but if your naming suggestion doesn't appear be sure to let us know in the comments (and give your favorites a thumbs-up)! We don't have any prizes for a correct guess, but at least you'll be able to refer back to this article to prove to your friends just how ''on the pulse'' you truly are.

Check out this general design concept for Android 4.5 (or whatever it will be called!)

and this new user experience for Android 4.5

Do you like Google's brand-naming strategy? When do you think Android 5.0 will arrive?

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  • Mauro Ramos Neto 7 months ago Link

    Key Lime Pie!! o//

  • Dennis Whisner 7 months ago Link

    Blueberry Muffin, Cherry Cheesecake, Almond Joy, to mention a few.

  • Saem Sarguroh 7 months ago Link

    @Dennis it would be something starting with L

  • Rutger 7 months ago Link

    Just Lemon 5.0 (Lemon five O)

  • mike 7 months ago Link

    sour lemon

  • Northernbaygirl 7 months ago Link

    Lemon Drop, Lemon Ice or Licorice Allsort

  • chris hunt 7 months ago Link

    Lamb Chops bahahaha

  • Daniel Ursul 7 months ago Link

    lollipop is gonna take you to the kandy shop :p

  • Anders Bagger 7 months ago Link

    Brownie (perhaps)

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    Mary Mod 7 months ago Link

    I'm guessing it will be "Licorice"!

  • Scott L. 7 months ago Link

    Sticking with the Nestle tie in, Lion Bar

  • Amat Mulisha 7 months ago Link

    i prefer sweet

  • Harish K 6 months ago Link

    LADDU 5.0..!!!

  • CJ Brown 4 months ago Link

    I <3 black liquorice - so I'm biased for that name to be used - though I'm sad that churro was never used back in the day (lol) ....

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    Kris Carlon 4 months ago Link

    The more I see Lollipop used in the press the less likely I think it is that it will be called Lollipop (even if Google had originally planned to call it that). Remember Key Lime Pie? We were all soooo sure about that one!

  • Shubhajit Das 2 months ago Link

    I think android 5 should be called Andropop or Lolity 1

  • Alex Herzog 1 month ago Link

    Google has bounced the idea of a couple of different names for the "L" update of android, but the one that was chosen and branded to the Android 5.0 version of Android.OS AKA "LemonDr0p"+!!