There has been little resistance when rumours broke out that Google was planning to call the next version of Android Key Lime Pie. Now, a doodle by one of the search giant’s employees has all but confirmed what it plans to call the future version of Android
Manu Cornet, one of Google’s software engineers, who has also been producing the webcomic Bonkers World, has drawn up a picture that shows the evolution of Android. The image was made in the name of fun, but it does give us a hint that Google is planning to call the next version of Android Key Lime Pie.
Google has always named versions of Android after treats and in alphabetical order. The first version was named Cupcake. The second was Donut, the third was Éclair, and was followed by Froyo. Gingerbread was next, first running on the Google Nexus S. At around the same time, Honeycomb also made its debut. It was specifically made for tablets. Ice Cream Sandwich was launched, running on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Jelly Bean followed running on the Google Nexus 7. The latest is Android 4.2, which is a minor update to Jelly Bean. One of the first devices to run Android 4.2 is the Google Nexus 4. Judging from past reports and this doodle, the next version of Android will be named Key Lime Pie.
The picture showing the evolution of Android may give us one of the most solid hints that Google is planning to name the next version of Android Key Lime Pie, but the search giant has to focus more on pushing out updates to devices. Gingerbread is considered an outdated version of Android, but still runs on half of Android devices. Ice Cream Sandwich is a step down from Jelly Bean, but only runs on a quarter of Android devices. Jelly Bean is only beginning to scratch the surface. This is said to make it extremely difficult for manufacturers to roll out Android updates to their phones and tablets. As soon as they’ve finished getting an update ready for a certain device, Google has launched a new version.
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