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Android L revealed as Android 5.0 Lollipop

Lollipop Forest

At Google I/O 2014, Google released a preview of the next version of Android, called Android L.

Google uses codenames taken from desserts, cakes, cookies, candy and other treats. Here’s a list showing Android versions and their codenames:

1.5 Cupcake
1.6 Donut
2.0 Eclair
2.1 Eclair
2.2 Frozen Yoghurt aka FroYo
2.3 Gingerbread
3.0 Honeycomb
4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
4.1 Jelly Bean
4.2 Jelly Bean
4.3 Jelly Bean
4.4 KitKat

The speculation has been high when it comes to Android L and what the next codename could be?

Lemon Meringue Pie was rumoured for a long time, until the maker of the Android statues started to hint about Liquorice.

On October 14 Google released a video showing the codename audition for Android 5.0. Would it be Lava Cake? Lemon Drop? Oreo?!

The next day, the official Android blog revealed that they had casted Lollipop.

The biggest change you’ll notice right away is the new UI (user interface). At Google I/O, Mateus Duarte presented what is called “Material Design”.

At the same time as revealing the Lollipop codename, Google also announced new devices. Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player will be the first devices to come with Lollipop.