Has Google just teased Android 5.0?

Has Google just teased Android 5.0?In the world of mobile, absolutely nothing gets past the cybernerds, whether it’s a brief glimpse of a device that doesn’t yet exist, or the mention of a work-in-progress in a solitary line of code.

Here we’re really clutching at straws, however, as it appears that Google has teased Android 5.0. Er, via a clock.

The eyes of the mobile world were briefly fixed on this tweet from @google, with a dozen or so words about the World Cup and Google Now.

But what the hell does that have to do with the next version of Android, about which we know next to nothing?

Well, if you enlarge the accompanying picture and look at the top right of each phone, you’ll see the clocks are set at 5:00. Five, huh? As in… Android 5.0? Maybe.

As it stands, we’ve had Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0, Jelly Bean Android 4.1-4.3 and KitKat Android 4.4. It’s not clear if the next version of Android will come in at Android 4.5, implying another fairly modest update, or Android 5.0, which would suggest a comparatively significant leap.

Google has a history of placing cheeky Easter Eggs, and the notion of the clock pertaining to Android 5.0 is given credence on the Google Play Store, where the device times are currently set to 4:40. Y’know, as in Android 4.4.

Presumably things will become a whole lot clearer at Google I/O 2014, which gets underway at the end of the month.

At the moment we’re referring to the next version of Android as Lollipop, but I’m still holding out for some corporate sponsorship in the form of Lion, much like Key Lime Pie became KitKat.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 14, 2014 at 14:30

They cannot possibly call it "Lion", can they?
I'm for Android Toblerone... Some Swiss class, please!

tapi  Jun. 14, 2014 at 20:47

I'm reliably informed that next is Android Fudge Finger

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 15, 2014 at 01:37

The can go back to Donut... beta...beta...beta....

miffyl  Jun. 15, 2014 at 11:14

Surely it will be Lucozade - not strictly a dessert

shuwaz  Jun. 15, 2014 at 16:34

A reliable source at Cadbury's informed that its actually going to be called Whisper.... no wait, I mean Dairy Milk, err Whole Nut, no it's definitely going to be called Twril, yes Twirl, that's it!

GOOGLE TWIRL.

righton  Jun. 17, 2014 at 08:55

no it will be called applesucks

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 17, 2014 at 19:33

no it will be called applesucks

Hahahahaha my f*cking sides are splitting.
Hilarious.
righton, you're the best.
Please come back soon. :D

So funny, I peed myself.

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