Android 6.0 Could be Named “Key Lime Pie”
Google’s naming pattern for its mobile OS platform was started alphabetically with the Cupcake (Android 1.5) and for years, its successors continue to satisfy us in with tasty virtual desserts. In the future, the first pie in the family may join the heavily fragmented platform, the Key Lime Pie or Android 6.0. Many would argue that the buzz is premature as manufacturers are still struggling to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) updates for smartphones and tablets, while the next version in line; allegedly named Jelly Bean (Android 5.0) has yet to be unveiled officially.
The rumor can be traced back to The Verge, which was tipped by a “reliable source”. In fact, the very same source tipped us about the possible codename for Android 5.0 last year.
Right now, since Google continues to stay silent, it’s only an educated guess. However, Google is consistent in its use of dessert-themed names and many people are already making a list of desserts that start with K.
Android is the top dog in the mobile industry and recent reports from Pew revealed that it is on top of iOS, although just barely. Based on its current growth rate, Android could become the dominant platform in many developing countries in 2015.
However, iOS devices are significantly more unified and standardized; Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems are in sync. While iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch have many variations, there are far more Android models in the market. Ice Cream Sandwich is Google’s first significant move to address the fragmentation problem that plagues Android community and it is only worthwhile if Jelly Bean and Key Lime Pie can be used on both tablets and smartphones.