Android as an operating system is still only in its relative infancy. But their naming convention – which sees each version named after a sweet dessert in alphabetical order – is relatively sophisticated, and therefore potentially predictable. So to pass time on a Friday, let’s speculate on the future codenames for Android versions!
Versions 1.0 and 1.1 didn’t have codenames (at least not publicly), but they filled the A and B letters. Version 1.5 was known as Cupcake, 1.6 was Donut, 2.1 was Eclair, 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread. Version 3.0 – the first targetted towards tablets – is known as Honeycomb, while the next version after that is reportedly going to be codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich.
But where to from there? Here are our suggestions for the Android team to name their various future Android updates:
J: Jelly (Or Jello, knowing the US)
K: Key Lime
O: Orange Juice
P: Pavlova (but most likely Pudding)
U: Upside Down Cake
V: Vanilla (Not sure what that will look like outside Google HQ)
Turns out picking desserts that don’t start with M, P, S or T is actually pretty tough. Things like Q, X, and K were especially difficult, without getting into flavourings. Y is also a questionable offering, given that Google went with FroYo for version 2.2.
Anything you’d change in the list above?