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Prediction Time: Tell Us the Name of the “L” Version of Android


As of this afternoon, we know that Android 4.4 will arrive before long, under the name Kit Kat. The “K” name pushes Google’s alphabetical and dessert naming scheme forward for Android, even if we were all running under the impression (for months) that it would be Key Lime Pie or KLP. Yes, Google trolled pulled-the-switcheroo on us this time around, so we’d love to get your predictions in even earlier for whatever comes next.

Assuming the alphabetical, dessert scheme continues, we will arrive at “L.” There are a number of obvious options (licorice, lollipop, lemonhead, lemon meringue, etc.) that immediately come to mind, but knowing Google and the Android team, we could see something unique.

In the comments, drop your predictions (as many as you’d like). Assuming someone gets it right, we’ll have it on the books, forever. 


  • Google

    Its going to be Lettuce.

  • Kyle Barrett

    I’m standing by Lollipop and then Marshmallow

  • WP

    Lettuce Salad, Lemon Meringue Pie, Lotus sth., IDK

  • _insert-name-here_

    Lemon drop

  • Muhammad Khalaf Shaikh

    Android Lemu Paani (Lemonade)… 🙂

  • HighNDrye

    Lemon Longjohn.

  • TH3CH053N1228

    Lemon Bar?

  • Peter


  • anonymouse72


    Android 4.6 Lumia.

    …ok so you can’t hurt a guy for dreaming.

  • gge395



  • M3D1T8R

    Lemon Drop.

  • gangnamdroid

    Hmm. Licorice, Lady Finger, Life Saver… I’m going to go with Laffy Taffy!

  • Adam Collins

    Licorice or lemon drop

  • Nick Knudstrup


  • Cesar

    I personally like the sound of Lemon Drop. I’ve heard a lot of support for Liquorice though.

  • mark webb

    Layer Cake is the next tasty treat.

  • joachimsv

    Lego ?

  • Woodhouse

    So, people claiming it was done for money, just stop. It was done for universality because KitKat is more well-known outside of the US (and in the US) than Key Lime Pie. There was NO money exchanged in the deal. Google approached Nestle with it back in November. Laffy Taffy is not well-known outside of the US so it won’t be that.

    It will be lollipop.

  • kafka7

    It starts with L

    • Woodhouse

      PLOT TWIST! It starts with M!

      You just got Shyamalan’d.

  • Woodhouse


  • Jonathan Paul

    lemon meringue pie

  • Jared Krinsky

    Lemon Meringue

  • Jaxon Wright

    It HAS to be lollypop, licorice, or latte.

  • Kobe


  • Daniel J. Peters

    It will be called LMLYP, after the Ween song. Still a desert.

  • Manny

    It won’t be anything with Lemon, mostly because of the negative connotation lemon has. Think of buying a car and getting a lemon, that’s not an association Google wants people to make with their smartphones. I say Lollipop, and prob not Licorice (not everyone likes licorice).

  • Anthony Bottari




  • Shimamasu

    Lollipop. Or It has to be something distinctively identifiable even molded into andy figure. May be that is why Google chose Kit Kat rather than Key Lime Pie?

    • Woodhouse

      KitKat was picked over Key Lime Pie because of international recognition. KLP is an American dessert that hasn’t caught on very well in other countries, especially ones in Asia.

  • Daniel

    Since they axed the pie-name this time, maybe Lemon Meringue Pie? 😉

  • Bryan Massey

    I think latte or lemon lime.

  • Chris Newman

    Lemon Drop

  • Jeremiah Jackson

    Lemon bar…easily adaptable into an Android statue as well

    • Higher_Ground

      Lime bars – I feel cheated out of my KLP

  • Cruiserdude


  • Andy Stetson

    Life Saver(s)!

  • Ryan Stewart

    I would have gone with licorice but given that they are doing branded versions probably LemonHeads or Lifesaver.

  • Irish Cream

    Lifesavers? Lemonheads?

  • Jeremy Wray

    Laffy Taffy, shake that laffy taffy

  • lakers1moretime

    i love “Lifesavers”

  • Robert Macri

    Lime Pie

  • Lumpia

  • Mark Schleupner

    After Kit Kat…. Lemonhead!

  • Wil Payne

    Lemon Meringue Pie. HA!

  • bob

    Im going with Laffy Taffy

  • Kanaga Deepan N

    Laddu… But most probably Lollipop…

  • IrishSid

    You do a lot of assuming Kellex.

  • Pan Szym

    Android 23.0 Viagra

  • NoBullet


  • destruya

    They’re going to name it Lemon Cake because of Game of Thrones. That’d be my guess.

  • rodd berlin

    Lucky Lulu?

  • Ryan Ball


  • Kevin Harrison

    I don’t think Key Lime Pie is impossible, on the premise (however legitimate or illegitimate), that:

    1. The primary asset of a key lime pie is, arguably enough, the lime (L);
    2. The software can be a continuation of a KitKat Foundation, and can serve as a KL ( […] HIJ – KL – MNOP[…]), rather than just an L.

    • Kevin Harrison

      I’m in no rush to call it likely, but…

  • dannydarko

    Lemon meringue

  • jimmie geddes


  • Dave S.

    Lobster Claw

    • Dave S.

      (or “Lobster Tail”, depending on the bakery, I suppose.)

  • Skittlez

    Lollipop or Licorice

  • Inline with precedence of “Android KitKat” (Android 4.4)

    M would probably will be M&Ms and like K it is branded confectionery!

    Google’s Employees have an ‘addiction’ to them and its became a problem: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2410555/Googles-Project-M-M-applies-data-wizards-problem-staff-eating-free-sweets.html

  • Knlegend1

    Laffy Taffy

  • bob

    Lion bar…

  • john

    They are probably laughing at us allowing us to believe it would be Key Lime Pie, but hey, they never said it was KLP. I don’t know how can they name it Kit Kat, its a franchise name. Unless they are paying Nestle something and if thats the case “why?” why pay a company to use one of their chocolates while they can come up with another name without paying for it? Don’t get it. But if its 4.4 then hopefully we can see 4.3 on our GS3 soon.

    • mac

      You have this backwards. Kitkat is paying Google for advertisement

      • Weber

        You both have it wrong. No money was exchanged. It’s advertising for both companies. Any time someone mentions the OS, whatddya know, the candy is thought of too, and vice versa. More so that the actual chocolate candy will be thought of, because not many people are “in the know” about what the Android OS is called. To those who don’t know, it’s just “Droid” no matter what Android phone they have.

        • john

          Thank you. Either way its still good to get the name out of the way. Now, we can move on to other possibilities of the next name. Maybe Licorice, lemon heads, Lima bean, lental soup,

  • Dany


  • MichaelGascoyne

    How about Lindt truffles or Lemonheads. Maybe Lorna Doone cookies, Laffy taffy or Lifesavers. Wait I’ve got it! Lostl my respect for Google……. pie. There had better be a lot of zeros on that check KitKat cut for Google or I’m switching to… to… damn they still have me. Oh well, let’s go with M&M for the next one.

  • abhele

    L for LADOOO

  • jddunkley

    Lemon Drop 🙂 I think it’s a LOT simpler than lemon meringue pie I think!

  • Android Lollipop. Suck on that Apple. 😀

  • The_16th_Doctor

    lokum (turkish delights)

  • Patrick Crumpler


  • ConCal

    I’m okay with them getting rid of the naming scheme. But if I had to choose, I’d choose licorice.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    Lesbian Lemonade

  • ImmaDroid

    Licorice! Even tho I hate it… Lemonheads.. Laffy taffy?

  • Claire J Portmann


  • NexusMan

    Limonata or Lemon Life Savers

  • Suq Mudiq


  • Bob G


  • Gianfranco


  • Ravi Rao


  • Kevin


  • Jeremy B.

    Lava chocolate cake mmmmmmmmmm!!!

  • UncagedChipmunk

    Nominating “Laffy Taffy” with a partnership with the Wonka company

  • duke69111

    I wonder if the Kit Kat deal was a last minute deal. That might explain why we all thought it was going to be KLP.

    • Woodhouse

      Google brought this to Nestle back in November

  • King Lo

    Licorice gotta be. Or they could keep the trademarks going and go with Lemonhead.

  • Nextus

    “L”et me give you my money!!!

  • Josh Shaw

    Lemon Drop.

  • Android 5.x – Lemongrab

  • JoeInMO

    I received more info… the name is “KitKat” not “Kit Kat” and Nestle has given Google permission to use the name (without the space between the words).

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Which is what websites such as Engadget or even android.com/kitkat have already said…

  • JoeInMO

    Something doesn’t sound right about this. Unless Google has entered into some kind of licensing agreement with Nestle they can’t use “Kit Kat” since it’s a registered trademark. I can see no benefit to Nestle for allowing Google to use the name.

    • It’s been explained that they have been licensed to do so. No exchange of funds for the license, just a fun thing for Google to do. Plus, Nestle/Hershey are doing promos to win Nexus 7s and Google Play store credit with Kit Kats. So, they both win, really.

      • JoeInMO

        I found out more info. This site repeatedly reports the name as “Kit Kat” which is incorrect. The correct name is “KitKat” (no space) and Nestle has given permission for Google to use the name without the space.

  • ki11ak3nn

    My vote is Lemon Drop. I love Lemon Drops. The candy and the drink!!

  • SDotNYC

    5.0 Lava Cake! yummmm

  • Bigsike

    Leonard nimoy…

  • MrOrange645

    I can see one very profitable partnership/marketing campaign that everyone can get on board with: Android 5.0 LTCG. Because nothing makes you think dessert like Larry The Cable Guy!

    It can be a big play on the Droid Does campaign. Need turn by turn navigation? Android will Get ‘R Done! Push GMail? Get ‘R Done! Connect and share with friends all over the world? Get ‘R Done!

    You have to admit it would be better than the Droid commercials wit robots and guys using their phone to blow holes in walls.

  • droidrazredge

    I started thinking that it could be Lemon Meringue Pie, but I thought Google might troll us again so I’m throwing it out there and saying that I feel they’ll stick with candy again and it’ll be refereed to as “laffy taffy”

  • dboner

    I don’t know what they’ll use for “L”, but I vote that they use Mary Janes(tm) for “M”!!

  • joseph barrientos


    just lime, one lime, do it!

  • Ruel Smith


  • Falgun Shah

    Based on their love for chocolates 🙂 I think it will be lindt 🙂 we will see one more partnership with a chocolate maker

  • André Berry

    Lemon Meringue Pie?

  • Metal_Link

    Obviously it’s going to be “Lime Pie” now.

    • New_Guy

      Man, out of all the comments, I think that was the most genius. Completely caught me by surprise 😀

  • Kelvin Tso

    Lindt Truffles?

  • Zack Kolev

    If it’s a paradigm shift maybe… Lemonade!

  • Kenny

    Pity Lemmings can’t be eaten. I’d go for Lamingtons.

  • not giving up

    Lime pie!

  • sk3litor

    Lupis? Is it lupis?

    • Rodeojones000

      With a George Costanza reference, you, my friend, with the internet for today.

    • Jason

      House says…

      • Woodhouse

        Even when it is lupus, it’s not lupus.

  • Inquizitor

    Either lolipop or licorice. Licorice I think is a biiiit more likely, I feel like executives would feel too foolish saying “Android 5.0 Lolipop” all the time

    • Zach B.

      LOLIPOP. They could market the CRAP outta that with the Lolipop Song.


      • Spongehead

        I had the same thought and actually watched that video a couple of hours ago. It’s catchy! It’d make for some great commercials.

        • Woodhouse

          Damnit, Spongehead!!! Verizon saw your comment and already called Christina Aguilera! It’s going to be the LG Chocolate all over again…

    • Woodhouse

      Are you saying that Froyo and Jellybean are less silly names?

      • Inquizitor

        Jelly Bean is certainly less silly than Lolipop.

  • bakdroid

    Lemmings. Because that is what everyone sounds like who is OK with what just transpired. Google just sold its soul to corporations and completely made a laughing stock of themselves. I weep for the future of android…

  • Hack Pyre

    im pretty sure its gonna be licorice 5.0

  • mbagz


    • mbagz

      Lemon Cheesecake

  • mr_taxi

    My vote goes to Lamingtons.

  • Mistah Mark

    Liposuction. All these dessert names are finally catching up.

  • Mike Ranucci

    ***5.0 Lyme Disease***

  • BulletTooth_Tony

    Lindt – Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles… After today’s news each will be named after a corporate sponsor… Obviously…

  • PB&Jam

    Nothing beats eating flavored sugar with a stick made out of more sugar!
    Diabetes never tasted so good.

    • LionStone

      Oh damn…you took me waay back! Cool! 🙂

      • The Phenom

        They sell these at Dollar Tree.

    • New_Guy

      Oh man, that hurt I just laughed so hard :D.

    • Higher_Ground

      man i always thought it was just called Fun Dip, but I guess now that Willy Wonka makes it you’d never know anyway.

  • Aaron

    Lemon Head wins. They went out and bought the rights to a trademark. They’ll be doing it from now on.

  • sk3litor


  • johnathan denney

    licorice or lolipop

  • but those are Cake Pops!

  • VBM

    Lemon/Lime Pie, Lemon Cake, Licorice, Laffy Taffy, Lemon Head…

  • Brother
    • Me

      Lil Weezy?

  • poop

    Android 5.0 Lemon Meringue Pie.

    Bring the pie back, Google 🙂

  • Mike91270


  • flosserelli

    I still find it hard to believe Google would use a trademarked name (Kit Kat)

  • Me

    5.0 Liquor

  • Rechie

    Google is basically just dicking us around with their naming convention.

    • davianny


      • New_Guy

        Wow, I just laughed until I cried a little.

    • Gnex

      Yeah, I think I know why Hugo left.

    • Anthony


  • Sal B.

    5.0 McDonalds

    • Sal B.

      Or, to stick with L, Le Big Mac. Or even, Le Corporate Whores.

      • Woodhouse

        Le Missiles. FIRE ZEM!!!

  • teejaycard

    Lenovo Lollipop

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    the snozberries taste like snozberries

  • Joseph A. Yager

    Lumia. All Lumia phones will have android branding included.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Considering those got sold to Microsoft… I doubt it.

      • Joseph A. Yager

        That’s the (lame, I admit) joke – why would a Windows phone have Android branding on it? Hardy har har

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Well Microsoft does get money for each android phone sold.

  • James P

    Now that they’re selling new version names to the highest bidder who knows what we’ll see. I wouldn’t be surprised if we get “Android 4.5 Little Caesars”

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Android android!!

    • Tim242

      There was no money involved.

  • googlyeyedfrog

    whatever company offers them the most money of course

    • Woodhouse

      No money changed hands in this deal.

  • Joey Wollenburg


  • ynksbsbll2


    • Taco


  • Tim242

    This is totally stupid. The 3rd “J” name was just released. The “K” name was just announced. You’re looking at 12-18 months for an “L” named OS version. This is not exactly a slow news day. I vote Ludicrous for this waste of energy.

    • Spongehead

      um…it was fun? We got to use our imaginations? Oh…and, yes…by all means, I’ll get off your lawn!

      • Tim242

        It just seems pointless. Everybody has called the “K” version key lime pie for over two years.

        • Spongehead

          We’re just having fun. I’m already guessing that Android 8.1 will be named “Tim”. That’s what I’m voting for, anyway.

          • Woodhouse

            You’re wrong. It’s Twinkie.

  • Alain Lafond

    For sure it’s gonna be lollypop!

  • Alan Fortte


  • Tyler Casilio

    I can assure you there will be no Alcohol based names or references

  • Michael Thompson

    LA LA LA…Linoleum!

  • Tyler Casilio

    I can picture Andy on a stick in their yard lol Lollypop it is

  • Col_Angus

    I think lollipop, but that would attract an awful lot of phallic symbol/sucker jokes…

    • Woodhouse

      As in, “hey Apple, suck on this”?

  • doug sparling

    Google should switch to breakfast cereals. It’s too late for Cap’n Crunch, but just in time for Lucky Charms.

  • Swoops212
  • TimXer


  • Swoops212

    Enough said

  • Ryan McNeill

    Little Debbie

  • Lou_C

    Android 5.0 Levitra®

  • yummy

    Liquid, the San Fransisco treat

  • ace

    I’m thinking Latte

  • Jeremy Gross

    It would be cute if they called it “love” spongebob used it as an ingrediant

  • Dale

    Lorna Doone

    • Franklin Ramsey

      This is what I was thinking

  • AussieDood

    I see lots of mentions of laffy taffy. I’d put money on it that it won’t be laffy taffy since they changed from Key Lime Pie because it wasn’t recognizable, same for laffy taffy, almost unheard of outside the US.

    Licorice is widely known but not widely liked
    Life Savers are pretty well known (at least in English speaking countries), although I doubt they’ll go for another brand name.

    Lollipop would be a strong contender I think.

  • Kenny Hopkins

    Lululemon and every phone that runs this operating system comes with a see-thru backing.

    • Woodhouse

      Well-played, sir!

  • Thomas Westrick

    Lemon Lollipop. Every phone comes with a free gang of Tom Brokaws

  • Mrpicolas

    Google.. 4.5 will be lol.. Because they will be laughing out loud at us..

    • rthvk

      Glad to know you are back up and commenting!

      It seems everyone here has forgotten about the OG Dr. Root.. We’ve got to reboot the cult!

  • Radgatt


  • Lemon Meringue

  • fallsgable

    I really don’t care, as long as it’s Snozberry, when we get to “S”

    • Strawberry (and Cream) – Wimbledon staple diet, Strawberry Ice Cream etc

  • dfada

    “L” Just L

  • Glaur

    It will be a cross-promotion with Lexus. That way we can all look forward to the Lexus Nexus 6!

    • Fatty Bunter

      LOL’ed at that one

    • Woodhouse

      I’m sure the Lexisnexis folks would have something to say about that.

  • jaymond

    Long John



  • Tylar Overturf

    Laffy Taffy!

  • JT


  • It’s sad though that 4.4 is coming out and there aren’t many, or any devices besides Nexus running 4.3 yet.

  • smjfosho

    Lemon Meringue Pie

  • jbdan

    Lemondrop & liquorice both sound feasible

  • tharealoc


  • n11

    Lemon Pie

  • LewisSD


  • Tomen8r

    Either Lettuce or Linquini or Langostino or Lobster or Leeks or Lamb or Lentils or Liver or Lima Beans or Licorice or Lollipop – LolliPop! That’s it. The next version of Android will be now known as Lolli Pop!

  • Fiorta

    M will be Mike n Ike

  • Fred

    Lovely lady lumps

  • ih8legal

    Laffy Taffy. Because we all need diabetes.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    lemon pie, we aren’t done with pie.

  • James_75

    I don’t think you want the word “lemon” anywhere near a product you create…. just sayin.

    I think it will be licorice or lollypop which, of course, means it will probably be neither!

  • Kane Stapler

    It seems that with ICS, Jelly Bean, and now KitKat, that the android team enjoys mascots that can also be adapted into the Android shape rather than just a random desert. Also they will want something easily recognizable. Could be just coincidence though…

    Oh, my guess? Lollipop

    • Pinky

      How would they shape android based on a lollipop? Would look like a fat bot with a long dong.

      • Spongehead

        It’d just be Andy…on a steeeeeeck.

    • googlyeyedfrog

      also, Froyo wouldn’t exactly lead to a nicely shaped android but they chose that too. I think they can make just about anything into a cute android. but at least you’re applying some logic to your guess, which I appreciate

      • wolfedude88

        Maybe that is why he started with ICS

        • Higher_Ground

          gingerbread cookie!

          • Woodhouse

            Yeah but Honeycomb was after that, soooooo….

  • Jimeong Lee


    …or not.

    • Higher_Ground


  • OneForTheGoodDays

    Hey Everyone Check Out My New Nexus 6.4 Rocking Linzor Torte!

  • Spongehead


  • Guest


  • Guest

    Lemon Drop?

  • Guest

    Life savers?

  • JamesU513


  • Patrick

    Lolly pop

  • Tyler

    It could be difficult to use anything with “Lemon” in the name because I’m sure all the Android-haters would wind up calling it a lemon, which has negative connotations.

  • kurichan


  • Nathan


  • fallsgable

    LABIA…. FTW!

    • runner30

      Go Ravens!

      • Bobby Cornwell

        GOOOO RAVENSSS!! 🙂

    • Kane Stapler

      Future warning: Do not Google Image search “Labia” to find out what it is. Wikipedia will suffice… *Shudders*

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        yes, all of you basement dwelling engineering students.

        • diversion

          The neckbeards are frightened of female anatomy.

      • Hahahaha…. Googled labia to find out what it means….. hahahahahahahahahahahahahah…….

        At least you admitted it.

    • sk3litor

      As all the other statues start to blush.

      • Spongehead

        If Georgia O’Keeffe wasn’t dead, they’d commision her to create the statue.

  • Fred

    Lentil soup…. . …nah, lemon head!

  • FragDroid

    Lemon Custard

  • jeff

    Laxative. Lol

    • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

      Lag, what lag laxative 5.0 will smooth it right out.

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        I hate you that was hilarious.

  • Sam

    I’m thinking they changed the “K” to Kit Kat because they’re going to use Lemon Meringue Pie. And you can’t have pie after having pie.

    • AMPthe13th

      You can’t have pie after having pie?!?!?!

      • Rodeojones000

        Well played, my friend.

    • wingshater21

      I love pie after pie!!!

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      You’d think they’d find a good tasting pie.

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      Well then you’re doing Thanksgiving wrong.

    • michael arazan

      Talk about Having your pie and eating it too

      Could be Lava cake, LadysFinger or Licorice

  • beng8686

    Lava Cake

    • Jedi_Skote

      First thing that my wife said lol

  • Nicktrance

    A lot of the names mentioned are trademarks. Up to a few hours ago I’d have said Google would never choose them… now I don’t know…

  • Kevin Liebler

    Lime pie

  • Ronald Bernard

    I am going with Lemondrop

  • Nicktrance

    Lemon Meringue

  • nothere

    It’s gunna be Lemon related. That is why they had to change Keylime pie so it didn’t go Lime then Lemon.

  • Godzilla

    Its Lemon Drop. Guaranteed.

  • Bryan Williams


  • Gnex


    • I don’t know why but I can’t stop laughing at this one

      • Tomen8r

        Ha ha! I like turtles! The next version will be known as ham and eggs.

      • it not an “L” isn’t it! so worthy of laughs

    • brkshr


      …go to bed…

      • myrna652

        like Peggy answered I can’t believe that a mom can profit $8461 in 1 month on the computer. like it w­w­w.J­A­M­20.c­o­m

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      Potato naaaaaaaa

      minions 🙂

  • Tony Hannides

    Laffy Taffy!!!!!

  • Guestypoo

    I like the sound of Lemonaid

    • Tyler Casilio

      I kinda do too

  • Nick

    Holding out hope for Life Savers

    • joejoe5709

      Not bad…

    • AlexKCMO

      Sad thing is, I actually thought about this earlier, then saw this post and forgot about it.

      I’d really like to think that the newest iterations of Android won’t be named after brands, but if they’re going with brands, I think LifeSavers is probably the most likely candidate.

      • Woodhouse

        People are dumb enough to think that means their smartphone will save them in event of an emergency.

    • tomn1ce

      Life Savers…. to save those poor souls on other OS O_O

  • Lemonhead.. Laffy taffy.. Lifesaver.. Lollipop..

  • Hashtagger


  • Bradley Allen


  • hc

    Liquor, get your cups ready…

  • Pietro Frenna


  • Jonathan Bunch

    im going with lollipop or laffy taffy

  • hijackerjack

    Laffy Taffy would be pretty funny haha

  • therealjohnmark

    Laffy Taffy

    • therealjohnmark

      or Lucky Charms

  • azholio