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After Android 5.0 Jelly Bean Comes Android 6.0 Key Lime Pie?

By - Source: The Verge | B 23 comments

Mmm, pie.

We just got confirmation from Asus that the next version of Android, Android 5.0, will be called Jelly Bean. This comes roughly six months after we first heard the Jelly Bean name. Now, we've got wind of what could be the next version of Android to follow Jelly Bean. According to the Verge, the next serving of Android will be Key Lime Pie.

By now we all know Google's tradition of naming each new build of the Android mobile operating system after a sweet dessert, progressing through a delectable world of treats in alphabetical order. With Ice Cream Sandwich already out and Jelly Bean on the way, the Verge's sources (anonymous, of course) say that the 'K' that follows Jelly Bean's 'J' will be Key Lime Pie.

The Verge cites the same source that revealed the Jelly Bean moniker way back in September. As we already mentioned, this was confirmed just this past weekend by Asus, so it seems to be a reliable source. There's also not many desserts starting with the letter 'K.' No word on a release date (or even time frame) or version number for Key Lime Pie, but we're assuming it will be at least 2013 and either Android 5.5 or 6.0.

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    kawininjazx , March 6, 2012 12:39 PM
    7.0 = Peanut Butter Cup?
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    frozonic , March 6, 2012 12:40 PM
    what? most people are still running 2.x.x ICS is not mainstream yet, and they anounce jelly bean? and whats worst they leaked info on "key lime pie"? ...someone is copying firefox with their "updates" name
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    SchizoFrog , March 6, 2012 1:09 PM
    Really all these stories about a poxy name? Is it really that big a deal what it's called?
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    onanonanon , March 6, 2012 1:12 PM
    KY Jelly?
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    dstigue , March 6, 2012 2:05 PM
    Quote:
    7.0 = Peanut Butter Cup?


    They said alphabetic.. Get it I- ICS J-Jelly Bean K - Key Lime Pie So it would be L next.. So lollipop or licorice.
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    tomaz99 , March 6, 2012 2:10 PM
    This must be fun for somebody, but I couldn't care what they call it.

    Actually it sounds asinine...like a bunch of dorky college guys sitting around thinking what they're going to call their latest iteration.

    It doesn't sound professional at all. I can't imagine our CEO at a strategy session saying "Well, what about Jelly Bean? Is Jelly Bean the direction we'd like to go? Who votes for Jelly Bean?".

    Reminds me of the stupid MS search "doggy"...I'm a grown man, not a 13 year old girl...I don't need cute dessert names and puppies...

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    Anonymous , March 6, 2012 2:59 PM
    @tomaz99 Playful names help to remind people that we are really still just fragile shells of existence. Good for Google for doing something different; some of their ideas work out and some don't...it's called innovation. Besides, when their stock is valued like it is, they are beyond merely "professional" and well into the "guru" level so they don't need to concern themselves with what others would do in the same situation because doing so would only detract from their future successes.
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    el painto , March 6, 2012 3:00 PM
    So what I read from the article is that there will be further android updates and there will be names for them. Thanks...
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    g-unit1111 , March 6, 2012 3:07 PM
    You'd think with all the resources Google has at their disposal that they'd be able to come up with better names than "Ice Cream Sandwich" and "Jelly Bean".
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    Tab54o , March 6, 2012 3:12 PM
    These names suck, seriously.
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    el painto , March 6, 2012 3:28 PM
    g-unit1111You'd think with all the resources Google has at their disposal that they'd be able to come up with better names than "Ice Cream Sandwich" and "Jelly Bean".


    I get that, but frankly the names don't really matter to me. What bother's me is that this is mistaken for news. "Hey look guys, google will make more updates and call them such and such! Isn't this exciting!?" No, it's not. The article basically says things are going normally.

    Considering Toms generally has pretty interesting articles most of the time, I feel like there's no need for this sort of thing.
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    hoof_hearted , March 6, 2012 3:34 PM
    Mmmmm "Layer cake" or "Lemon Meringue Pie"
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    brizzelsprout , March 6, 2012 4:28 PM
    tomaz99This must be fun for somebody, but I couldn't care what they call it.Actually it sounds asinine...like a bunch of dorky college guys sitting around thinking what they're going to call their latest iteration.It doesn't sound professional at all. I can't imagine our CEO at a strategy session saying "Well, what about Jelly Bean? Is Jelly Bean the direction we'd like to go? Who votes for Jelly Bean?".Reminds me of the stupid MS search "doggy"...I'm a grown man, not a 13 year old girl...I don't need cute dessert names and puppies...



    ... you don't know how to have fun do you?
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    tomaz99 , March 6, 2012 5:30 PM
    UserNameGoesInHere@tomaz99 Playful names help to remind people that we are really still just fragile shells of existence..


    WHAT?

    I think playful names would only help someone remember they are fragile shells of existence if they were a deranged individual

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    tomaz99 , March 6, 2012 5:33 PM
    brizzelsprout... you don't know how to have fun do you?


    Yes...yes I do...I'm tickling myself right now and giggle uncontrollably...hehe...just gave my pinky a nick name.
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    coreym72 , March 6, 2012 6:25 PM
    As long as it is better than iOS they can call it Montezuma’s Revenge Apple a la Mode.
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    eddieroolz , March 6, 2012 8:39 PM
    The naming sense hits a new low...
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    Camikazi , March 6, 2012 9:49 PM
    tomaz99This must be fun for somebody, but I couldn't care what they call it.Actually it sounds asinine...like a bunch of dorky college guys sitting around thinking what they're going to call their latest iteration.It doesn't sound professional at all. I can't imagine our CEO at a strategy session saying "Well, what about Jelly Bean? Is Jelly Bean the direction we'd like to go? Who votes for Jelly Bean?".Reminds me of the stupid MS search "doggy"...I'm a grown man, not a 13 year old girl...I don't need cute dessert names and puppies...

    Come on now, this is Google, they pretty much are a bunch of dorky college kids, you need to keep in mind that they named their company GOOGLE. Considering that is their corporate name how does Key Lime Pie seem weird at all? I personally like that they keep their humor while at the same time pushing out great products.
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    Camikazi , March 6, 2012 9:56 PM
    g-unit1111You'd think with all the resources Google has at their disposal that they'd be able to come up with better names than "Ice Cream Sandwich" and "Jelly Bean".

    They are following a theme, the names are in alphabetical order and are all deserts or sweets so Key Lime Pie fits perfectly.
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