Android L Might Be Branded Lemon Meringue Pie Upon Release
We all remember the time when Android 4.4 was rumored to be called Key Lime Pie but was later changed to the popular chocolate bar, KitKat.
Well, it looks like Google is really fascinated by lemons and lime, which is why it seems their next firmware update, Android L might be called Lemon Meringue Pie or LMP once its available on smartphones and tablets, including Nexus 6.
Through their investigations, the android centric blog Android Police discovered this LMP term being used in various places, even an Android SDK revealed that LMP would be the name used for Android L on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7.
Another instance was a Wi-Fi certification for the native Android device Volantis or Flounder showcasing a firmware description that included the terms LMP.
Android and Nexus fans know of Volantis or Flounder more as the HTC built Nexus 8 and Nexus 9.
The third piece of evidence discovered supporting the LMP theory is actually directly from the Android database. Running a search through the Android Open Source Project database produces a specific result highlighting the possibility of the next iteration of the firmware being LMP.
Even with all this evidence however the final name of the firmware could be completely different and not even remotely related to Lemons or Pies similar to how KLP was changed to KitKat. The final commercial name for the firmware totally depends on Google’s mood and the preferred dessert at the time.
One thing however is for certain, Android L will definitely be powering the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 8 or 9 tablets.
Among some other rumors regarding the upcoming Nexus tier is that Google might be opting to use the upcoming Motorola smartphone as its 2014 flagship phone. The phone, currently titled as Motorola X1+ certainly fits the specs and price range normally used by the Nexus family.
Nexus 8, on the other hand, seems to be an up scaled version of HTC One M8 with the display screen reaching almost 8.9 inches, which would also explain the likely title of Nexus 9, of course all this will be cleared once the device is officially unboxed.
The Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 release dates are believed to happen in short intervals, likely anytime between October and December 2014, which is in line with the Nexus rollout cycles in the past few years.
Are you excited about the upcoming Android firmware or can’t wait to get your hands on the next tier device of the Nexus family? Share your thoughts below.
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