1. samqthegame's Avatar
    I know this is probably a noob question but why are Android releases named after candy?
    03-22-2014 10:06 PM
  2. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    Because Android is a real treat.
    03-22-2014 10:16 PM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    As far as I know there is no real reason that they chose to name each version after a desert in alphabetical order, but I like it, it's fun. Many companies have strange code names for products, especially before release, but these names are the same as companies that name things after stars, etc. It is eaasier than saying "4.4 through 4.4.2" to say "Kit Kat".
    03-22-2014 10:19 PM
  4. tube517's Avatar
    It's also in alphabetical order. The first two versions (A and B) did not have dessert names. C/Cupcake started the dessert theme. 4.4 is Kitkat but was long rumored to be "Key Lime Pie". Now, I see 4.5 is rumored to be "Lollipop"
    03-22-2014 10:29 PM
  5. binaryhermit's Avatar
    4.5 is rumored to be "Lollipop"
    Could also be Licorice. Or Lemon Meringue Pie. Or KitKat (there were two major versions of Eclair and three of Jelly Bean). Or it could be 5.0.
    TechTinker likes this.
    03-23-2014 03:17 PM
  6. ffejjj's Avatar
    I'd vote Lemonade even if it's not a dessert name

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    03-23-2014 03:44 PM
  7. TechTinker's Avatar
    Why are Mac OSX releases named after big cats? Becuase they can.
    tube517 likes this.
    03-23-2014 07:52 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you're ever in the vicinity of Mountain View, CA, you really ought to pay a visit to the Android HQ, where all of the dessert statues are: Kit Kat statue joins the crew at Google HQ | Android Central
    ffejjj likes this.
    03-23-2014 07:56 PM
  9. dctokyo's Avatar
    03-23-2014 09:42 PM
  10. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I'd vote Lemonade even if it's not a dessert name

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    Or Lemonheads!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    03-24-2014 04:36 AM
  11. Aquila's Avatar
    Lollipop - code named suck it.

    XTNiT-1060 through spacetime.
    JimSmith94 and B. Diddy like this.
    03-24-2014 07:27 AM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Lollipop - code named suck it.

    XTNiT-1060 through spacetime.
    Or Lick Me.

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-24-2014 10:19 AM
  13. ajpri's Avatar
    When KitKat was announced Google said:

    "Since these devices make our lives so sweet, each Android version is named after a dessert"

    I find it to give 'sweet' names makes talking about android more exciting. Also using Alphabetical order gives a sense to how old versions are (Gingerbread is older than KitKat, G comes before K).

    Also, take a look into how Ubuntu codenames are.

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-26-2014 07:31 PM

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