Some Android Confectionery

Starting with the 1.5 version, Android releases have been given codenames consisting of names of sweets, candies, and other sugary foods. The platform version spanning from 4.1 to 4.3, for example, was codenamed Jelly Bean. And when version 4.4 came out, Google codenamed it KitKat (with Nestlé even launching their own promotion of Android Kit Kat bars with a chance to win a Nexus 7 tablet).

To make it sound more geeky, these confectionery codenames follow an alphabetical order. Some sites and forums are now predicting the names of future releases. I also heard Google built statues of these desserts in their heardquarters in Mountain View, California. Here’s the list:

Cupcake (Android 1.5)

Donut (Android 1.6)

Eclair (Android 2.0-2.1.x)

Froyo (Android 2.2.x)

Gingerbread (Android 2.3-2.3.x)

Honeycomb (Android 3.0-3.2)

Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.x)

Jelly Bean (Android 4.1-4.3)

KitKat (Android 4.4)

Lollipop (Android 5.0)


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