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Sundar Pichai: We are Previewing the Next Version of Android at Google I/O

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Bloomberg published a massive story on Android/Chrome boss Sundar Pichai this morning that we have barely had a chance to peek at, since we are traveling to Google I/O at the moment. But as you can imagine, I/O was one of the topics highlighted, and boy did Sundar have something exciting to say in terms of Android. According to Bloomberg, Pichai and crew will show off the next version of Android at the show tomorrow to be more transparent (probably with developers and manufacturers). In other words, this gives everyone in the Android ecosystem a better chance to prepare for the next version of Android.

Pichai wouldn’t elaborate as to the name of the version, which most assume will start with an “L” and carry some sort of candy reference in the name. We also don’t know if this will be Android 4.5 or 5.0 or something else altogether.

Here is the excerpt from the story:

This year, Pichai will preview the next release (Lollipop? Lemonhead?) for the first time at I/O rather than waiting until the fall. It’s a significant shift toward greater transparency. “I want the world to understand what we are doing sooner,” he says.

We may have already had a brief preview of the “L” version last night, thanks to the Chromium bug tracker. Let the hypebeasting begin.

Via:  Bloomberg | Image
  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    I honestly like lollipop…but itll be hard to make an andy lollipop figure to put at googleplex…so ima go with lemon head or lifesavers kinda jumping on the similar bandwagon as teaming up with kitkat….but i did see a delicious lava cake at the store this morning while getting my ice coffee…ohhh so many options

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  • Wall Breaker

    I Feel Like a Kid On the Night before Christmas who can’t wait to open their gifts the Next Morning :):):)

  • http://jonathangrubb.net/ Jonathan Grubb

    My money’s on “Licorice”.

    • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

      yuck

  • Richard Giordano

    Google releases next version of android at Google I/O…. bout an hour after announcement Motorola announces that it has begun pushing it out for the moto x, moto g, and moto e and cancels plan for the Droid line to be updated to 4.4.4 and will instead be updated for the next version of android 4.5 or 5.0 :) :) :)

  • bassman418

    Licorice?

  • Cesar

    I still have my money on Lemondrop.

  • HD Z

    Android’s Lame

    • Adrynalyne

      Android’s Lame, what?

      • Cesar

        Why with the superfluous comma?

        • Adrynalyne

          Because he used an apostrophe with Android giving it ownership of something lame, yet did not mention what it was.

          So my question was, Android’s Lame, what?

          Lame Duck?

  • cizzlen

    How about Android Lime. Short, simple and sweet.

    • True Radiant Free

      Android Lemon-Lime Soda!

      • cizzlen

        Lol I like it!

  • Orion

    Exciting times for Android ahead.

  • ThunderJayHawk35

    please show it on a the next Nexus phone!! shock the world!!!

  • http://www.sorin7486.com sorin7486

    This is what they’ve been doing every year, with the exception of last year when they delayed the release of 4.3. So where’s the news? Don’t these people know Google releases two versions of android each year, not one like Apple? WTF?

  • gardobus

    LemonDrop
    Licorice
    Lobster Tail
    Lemonheads
    Laffy Taffy
    Lava Cake
    Lemon Bar
    Lollipop
    Life Savers
    Lychee
    Lemonade
    Latte
    Lady Fingers
    !?

    • True Radiant Free

      Lava Cake yes!!!!!