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Screenshot shows up with Android lollipop debug icon, meanwhile Google trolls us in new video
Unless the entire tech community is totally off base (us included), tomorrow is the day that Google will announce the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and all the final Android L details, including its official name and version number.
There have been numerous reports over the last few months as to what sweet treat Google will name its latest version after, including a previous rumor that it would be named after the Lion candy bar from Nestle. Some of the other popular contenders have included Laffy Taffy, Lemon Meringue Pie, Licorice, and Lollipop. While the man behind the Google statues has been teasing the name Licorice, many believe it is more than likely just a trolling attempt and nothing more.
So what will the real name be? For those hoping for Lollipop you’ll be happy to know a new screenshot, found originally in the Chromium Issue Tracker, has surfaced depicting an Android lollipop debug icon (which to our knowledge, has never before been seen). Before you start chanting “Android 5.0 Lollipop: confirmed!” like a crazy person, let’s remember that images of Android 4.4 also leaked ahead of its launch, showing off a Key Lime Pie debug icon and yet Google completely caught us off guard by instead dubbing the OS release as KitKat. It’s very possible that this is nothing but internal trolling on Google’s part.
Meanwhile, Google continues the teasing with a new video that shows “sweet treat” tryouts for Android 5.0:
What do you think? Will Google return to naming its OS releases after ‘generic’ sweets, or is it more likely that Android L will be named after a name-brand candy of some kind? Ready for the name to be official yet, one way or the other? We know we are.