Google employee draws the evolution of Android, complete with a Key Lime Pie ending

Ian Hardy

December 3, 2012 12:43pm

There’s been much speculation as to what Google will name the next major Android OS update. Jelly Bean (4.1 and 4.2) was recently released, but previous OS names have been Cupcake (v1.5), Donut (v2.0), Eclair (v2.1), Froyo (Frozen Yogourt) (v2.2), Gingerbread (v2.3), Honeycomb (v3.0), and Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0).

We’ve seen Key Lime Pie – potentially Android OS 5.0 – pop up in benchmark tests, but today a comic designed by Google employee Manu Cornet (who works on the Gmail team) has the internet swirling. He’s designed an evolution of the OS names and proudly adds to all the rumours by making it end up at Key Lime Pie. Of course, this is far from confirmation and was made “just for fun.”

Source: Google+
Via: Engadget

  • nik

    wooooooooooo first

    • nik

      stop hating on me being first

    • l forgot my meds

      More sumdung junk.

  • Keith

    I like Ed Bott’s from ZDNet suggestion. They should call it “diabetes”.

  • Thas

    This probably is somewhat of a confirmation. Remember when Google randomly put a Jelly Bean Jar on display in one of their events earlier this year?

  • daveloft

    Donut was 1.6, Eclair was 2.0 and 2.1

  • YSM

    sooo…nothing after keylime pie?

  • Mike D.

    I didn’t think there was still a question what the K version of Android was to be called. I can’t think of many alternatives.

    But the L version? I’m gonna guess Lollipop.

    • GuiSim

      Lime pie.

  • Ps4rh

    The one holding the Honeycomb should be depicted as violently ill, or so my impression of that misbegotten version recalls.

  • screamer

    Who cares didn’t get it on my phone anyways. Have galaxy and when my contract is up that I have lollipop! Just saying that updates are taken forever. Had to wait 6 month to get jelly beans

  • RyanOver

    Nexus 4 will be available for purchase later today!
    Order yours from Google Play starting today, December 3 at 12:00 noon PST (Canada only). just recieved tht message from google

  • John

    I honestly dont know what they could introduce in KLP. Running through the OS there doesnt seem to be a whole lot.

  • Pieless

    This is not official and was only drawn as a Lark. ‘key lime pie’ was anointed by the Internet and not any official comment from Google. The only hint Google has explicitly dropped is Kandy Kane.

  • the handsome one

    Sounds good to me!

  • W Young

    Slow news day?

  • Where’s mine

    L will be “Lemon Meringue”