Google’s annual I/O developer conference kicks off later this week, and we’ll likely get a first look at the next generation of Android, or Android M.
But which dessert-themed moniker will Google select this time around? From Donut to Lollipop, the search giant has long given its new mobile OS a cavity-inducing nickname.
New reports suggest that Android M is being referred to internally as Macadamia Nut Cookie, thanks to code with references to “mnc-dev.” But would Google really select such a lengthy name for its mobile OS? Probably not.
As Android Police notes, the internal code name for Android KitKat was Key Lime Pie, while Lollipop was known as Lemon Meringue Pie, so Google has a history of selecting more complex names for internal testing and then simplifying for a general release.
We also might not learn the name of the next-gen Android this week. Last year, Google showed off “Android L” at I/O in June, but did not reveal it as Lollipop until October with the launch of the Nexus 6 and 9.
So what name do you think Google will adopt? Marshmallow, muffin, macaroon, milkshake, mousse, Milky Way, mocha, mint, monkey bread…
Names aside, what can we expect in Android M? Rumors have already tipped stronger privacy controls, deeper car integration, and update guarantees.
Via PC Mag