Thursday, August 28, 2014

Android L: Give the name of “green robot”! – Sotovik


What is the code name for the upcoming Google chooses the scale of release of the mobile platform Android.

In late June, Google announced Android L, the following bigger version of world’s most popular mobile operating system, and soon released and its beta Received for some Nexus-devices. The Internet giant announced that the final release of the platform will be held in the fall. Nevertheless, two questions remain open: what version number received by the system, and under what code designation it will pass.

A few days ago in the database benchmark AnTuTu information surfaced about the upcoming Nexus-authorship smartphone Motorola, which goes on sale likely as Nexus X. Related information indicates that Android L has a version number of 5.0. However, it is clear: the numbering should be raised, because the platform is considerably revised in comparison with the current Android 4.4.

As for the code name for Android L, Google will continue to follow the naming issues of “green robot” in alphabetical order and sweet -desertnoy topics. Chronology is: Android 1.5 Cupcake («cake»), Android 1.6 Donut («donut»), Android 2.0 and 2.1 Éclair («Eclair»), Android 2.2 Froyo («frozen yogurt»), Android 2.3 Gingerbread («gingerbread” ), Android 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 Honeycomb («honeycomb»), Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich («waffle ice cream»), Android 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 Jelly Bean («chewy candies»), Android 4.4 KitKat (chocolate bar ” Kit Kat »).

First it was thought that for the letter L hidden word Lollipop (« lollipop “), but recently everything has changed. Before release Android 4.4 KitKat, developers thought to call her Key Lime Pie («key lime pie”), but at the last minute decided to make friends with Nestle and Hershey, letting out chocolate bars “Kit Kat”. As a result, the theme of pies remained suspended in the air, and now is the high time for her to remember.

In a preliminary SDK-package Android L, documents, Wi-Fi-certification tablet HTC Nexus, as well as the repository Android Open Source Project found abbreviation LMP. This means that Android 5.0 will be called Lemon Meringue Pie («lemon meringue pie»).

It is understood, Google is able to easily take the risk again bestow benefits large confectionery brands like Lemonheads, Lindor or Laffy Taffy.

© Yuri Strel’chenko, SOTOVIK

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