Not that it makes much difference to anything or anyone, but we’ve been having lots of fun guessing the name for the next version of Android, known officially as simply Android ‘L’:
C. Lemon Drop?
D. None of the above, is the latest suggestion, with Android Lemon Meringue Pie being the new front-runner, a claim backed up with several strands of low-level evidence.
The detectives at Android Police have unearthed several mentions of “LMP”, which is almost certainly an abbreviation for Lemon Meringue Pie. Hmm, what about Lewis’ Massive P…? Nah, probably not.
“LMP” appears no less than three times that we know of, namely in an extract from an Android SDK (referencing “lmp-preview-release”), the Wi-Fi certification for HTC’s Flounder/Volantis/Nexus 9 tablet, and finally on the Android Open Source Project repository.
So, LMP certainly appears to be the internal codename for Android L, but it remains to be seen if it’ll hit the market as Lemon Meringue Pie. Android 4.4 was known internally as KLP (Key Lime Pie), but received a last-minute corporate makeover thanks to Nestle and KitKat.
I’m still sticking £10 on Lion, which just happens to be a chocolate bar made by Nestle. You heard it here first (September 2013).