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Google Employee Draws Android Evolution Cartoon, Includes Key Lime Pie

Manu Cornet, a Googler and cartoonist, drew the picture above on November 30, a representation of the evolution of Android. The drawing starts with Cupcake, moves onto Donut then Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich,and Jelly Bean. It’s cute, right? Check out the last drawing. That looks to me like Bugdroid eating a slice of Key Lime Pie, the oft-rumored name of the next version of Android.

Is this a confirmation of the name? Might be. Might not be, either. But since it’s from a Google employee, we certainly thought it was worth sharing.

Via:  +Manu Cornet | Phandroid

  • dylan84

    This needs to be a shirt design.

  • Buckoman

    I preferred “Kettlecorn”

    It IS a dessert, right?

  • John

    Looks like a wiener slowly getting stimulated…

  • flosserelli

    He should have drawn Andy trampling over a trail of half-eaten Apples.

  • Asimoalex

    So even google admits android sucked till ice cream sandwich ?

  • Prime7

    Looks like Andy just pulled apart a beehive for the sweet honeycomb. Sorry, bees.

  • a.youth.in.Asia

    Please! Everyone knows that’s a nice juicy slice of kumquat and not “key lime pie”

  • Wonder what will come after Key Lime Pie.

    Thinking “Leftover Apple”, after Android takes over the rest of Apple’s market share.

  • Smeckle

    He looks pissed off to have gingerbread. From what I heard of it, it’s understandable.

  • t3chi3

    Currently my desktop wallpaper and soon to be my new cover photo.

  • PhoenixPath

    Andy looks drunk/hungover as hell for the first 6 or so releases…

    …proof of the Ballmer peak? xkcd.com/323/

  • according to everything ive learned from south park, he must be Canadian

  • abqnm

    It is hard to tell if he is eating the froyo or producing it.

  • It looks like the froyo is being thrown-up by its Andy.

  • All Jelly Bean devices already outdated!

  • mike mcginnis

    Someone should make a t-shirt out of this! Please someone do it.

    • picaso86

      I second this….

    • Mark Mann

      if the market is big enough, there’s a t-shirt place here that makes custom t-shirts…a bit on the pricey side, but i’d be wililng to do it

  • kevin

    Am I the only one wondering how the android guy isn’t suffering from type one diabetes by now?

    • He would have type 2.

      • Timbo1

        If he was overweight…….glad someone else caught that

        • michael arazan

          Oh Man, I’d hate to see Android 5.0 insulin, but would make a great name for a Google virus protection

  • EvanTheGamer

    That’s pretty awesome. Yep, Key Lime Pie(who the hell comes up with these names anyways? lol) is sure to be what the next update (Android 5?) will be called. It just makes sense.

    • Danrarbc

      They’re alphabetical and sweets/deserts. There are only so many options for certain letters.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Ahh…I didn’t realize that until just now. Nice! Thanks for pointing that out man.

  • GNex lover

    it ate Apple first!

  • LionStone

    Just had me some Key Lime Pie the other night, mmm!

    • JoshGroff

      I had to settle for lemon meringue. Not a bad substitute when there is no key lime pie.

  • Dr_Buttballs

    Why is the Gingerbread Android so angry looking?

    • Just like every other unfortunate user who had to suffer through that release? 🙂

      • Dr_Buttballs

        True that. I guess I forgot how bad GB was after using ICS and JB for so long. Just booted up the old D2 to see, and yeah, it’s bad.

        • JoshGroff

          It’s only bad because we’ve experienced better. Didn’t have a problem with it before ICS came around.

    • Gingerbread was very stale

  • carlinscuderi

    By the 20th iteration of Android, that little dude is gonna be a heffer

    • rals

      Got to admire American lifestyle, even for a little green robot.

      • Whatever country you’re from, we beat you in the Olympics.

        • rals

          LOL just when I thought our diet was bad, our intelligence is worst.

          • just when I thought our intelligence was bad, our grammar is worse.

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    • AranelAlasse

      or doing cartwheels and back flips… because he can only stand up so straight before they need to do something else besides make him bigger. (but I understand your comment, which is funny, indeed) One of the future release names should be the name of a type of diet. then the little dude could slim back down a bit (imagine google some day completely re-writing android from the ground up –as most programs need, eventually)

      • unitingmalk

        That’s the greatest idea I’ve heard in a while. I want this to happen very, very badly.

    • Ken Bosse

      nahh..all the Rom running he does helps him keep in good shape..

      see what I did there..

  • schoat333

    This isn’t really surprising to be honest. In order to stick with their dessert/sweets code names, KLP is the obvious choice.

    What other choices are there?

    • sean

      Other than Key Lime Pie, the only other one that I have heard is Kandy Kane, but that sounds pretty lame.

      • except that would be a “C”

        • TheFirstUniverseKing

          And a candy, not a dessert.

          • AranelAlasse

            jelly beans are candy, not desert…

          • PhoenixPath

            You can’t have candy for dessert???

        • PhoenixPath

          Yes…because he spelled Kandy and Kane with a “C”…


          • TylerChappell

            Yes, because Google has misspelled the dessert names for all the previous releases just to be cute. Anyone who thinks it has the slightest chance of being “Kandy Kane” could benefit from a few more IQ points.

          • PhoenixPath

            “Yes, because Google has misspelled the dessert names for all the previous releases just to be cute. Anyone who thinks it has the slightest chance of being “Kandy Kane” could benefit from a few more IQ points.”

            Translation: I think you’re wrong! You’re stupid!

            What are you; five?

          • TylerChappell

            Actually, it does take a small amount of stupidity to think it would be called “kandy kane” over the likes of Key Lime Pie or another K dessert. Only a 5yr old would think it would be called something cutesie like candy cane with a K. Get real.

          • PhoenixPath

            …and who here has claimed it *would* be a good idea?

            Hint: No-one. Even the OP said it was “lame”.

            But those people who actually might think that..their stupid. Sure. If that makes you feel special.

    • Ronald Andrew

      Blanc Mange

    • Sven Enterlein

      Kirschkuchen 😉

    • EvanTheGamer

      Could be Apple Pie, but then again that wouldn’t make any sense. lol Key Lime Pie is green, so that makes perfect sense.

      • Droidzilla

        They’re also alphabetical.

    • enigmaco

      I’n waiting for red velvet lol

    • Kringle was what was hoping for. It’s an awesome Danish pastry and is the signature food of my hometown of Racine, WI. We were on food network for it a few years ago. It might responsible for most of Wisconsin’s weight problem lol

    • Mike

      Kugel (my favorite), knish, deserts with Kiwi in them, and a variety of ethnic sweets. Kugel and knish are ethnic but are Jewish so even non-Jews like myself know what they are/have eaten them. But, yeah, in terms of overall name recognition, Key Lime Pie was obvious.

      • unitingmalk

        Kiwi is an endangered animal and my county’s national icon. Don’t go eating the poor thing!

  • Shouldn’t the Honeycomb one be on crutches or something? Just sayin’…

    • More like a genetic mutation that resulted in stunted evolution and an extreme mental/physical disability. Bugdroidus Honeycombus Neanderthalensis (dead end)?

      (there’s evidence that Neanderthals interbreeded with modern humans, so Gingerbread + Honeycomb = ICS to continue evolution)

  • nightscout13

    Time to upgrade the Android logo. That plain green Bugdroid needs to retire, and make room for a Transformer style logo…..

    • Droidzilla

      Just let the former heads of Motorola design it along with Verizon ad guys; it’ll be all full of ninjas and robots and lasers and stuff. Super hardcore awesome.

  • I’ve never seen someone so sad to eat a cupcake.

    • GB guy has evil eyes lol

      • Butters619

        It’s because he knew just how long he’d stick around. Way past his prime.

        • michael arazan

          Maybe they’ll name the next os Hostess as a tribute, since they just stopped making cupcakes and are closing down

  • Q’s

    I want to know what’s written on the android with key lime pies stomach…

    • Detonation

      The artist’s signature (Manu Cornet)

    • T4rd

      Manu Cornet; the artist that drew it.

    • Jay W.

      “Manu Cornet”

    • Droidzilla

      That’s not its stomach . . .

  • John

    Wonder how long until his G+ comments are full of “Will ‘my device’ get KLP?!??”

    • T4rd

      Lol indeed. I can see people asking in the Cartman voice: “But Maaannnuu, when will MY phone get Key Lime Pie!!?!?!?”

    • Some of us are still wondering when our devices will get ICS, let alone KLP.

  • wooooo weeeee

  • r0lct

    Maybe the larger antennas mean it’ll be a Motorola Nexus running it? /s

    • JoshGroff

      No, the next Nexus will be a satellite phone. /s

  • and thats why you buy a nexus

    • JoshGroff

      Not if you get it from Verizon.