What will Android 5.0 “L” be called? [POLL]

Android L

The hype beast is alive and well. We are less than 24 hours away from Google I/O 2014, and the rumors are swirling like a tornado. Less than 12 hours ago the idea of Android “L” being announced at I/O was considered highly unlikely. Now, thanks to some quotes from Android chief Sundar Pichai, we will be expecting it.

There is still one big question to be answered when it comes to Android 5.0: what the heck will the “L” stand for? As I’m sure you are well aware, Google uses a dessert theme for naming Android versions. Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, and KitKat have been used up to now. The two popular choices for “L” are lollipop and Lemonheads.

Lollipop would be a more traditional Android name, but with last year’s KitKat theme we can’t rule out name brands. So, wise Phandroids, which one will it be? Does Google go back to the traditional generic dessert names, or do they continue to pair up with candy companies? Let us know in the poll below and state your case in the comments!

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TAGS: Android 5.0 Lollipop , Android Lemonhead , Google IO 2014 , poll

  • Medion

    No option for LSD? What about liposuction?

    • No_Nickname90

      As long as there’s an other, there’s an option for everything.

    • Dwight

      Brah, did you download that new nightly? Now my phone is on LSD!

      That could be fun… Or get some people arrested…

  • TheJunkie

    gummy bear?
    gummy worm?
    sour patch?
    ding dong?

    • http://twitter.com/tallshmo Joe Fedewa

      Starting with L would be a good start.

      • Dwight

        Although if android goes around the horn some day, I’d love to have Ding Dong. I can only imagine what the Easter Egg in the settings would look like..

  • tekfr33kn

    licorice, lemon meringue, then there is the whole proprietary naming thing like Kit Kat was

  • noneofthem

    Lion, like the candy bar.

    • No_Nickname90

      There’s a candy bar called Lion?

      • noneofthem
        • Jeff Saul

          I saw someone else post this idea. It has merit.
          1) It’s another Nestle product – good chance Google extends their partnership
          2) Lion is not currently sold in USA, but this would be an excellent way to enter
          3) So much you can do with Andy and Lion, except refer to Apple in anyway since they had an OS named Lion once……. :-( – OK forget it, Apple will sue over this…

    • hazza

      Nice idea, but 1) It’s not a confectionery product known worldwide, and 2) They’d be sued by Apple for operating-system-name trademark infringement (OS X 10.7) ;-)

  • J Cav the Great

    I’m pushing for Lesbian…. what? lesbians need love too….even if they don’t love you back… Burn!!!!

  • NinoBr0wn

    Those are the only choices? I was going for licorice.

  • Jeff Saul

    Not Lemonhead – that brand to me doesn’t have the worldwide recognition like KitKat did… Licorice would be hard to make into a cool looking Andy. So I think it it will be lollipop or some SURPRISE like LifeSaver

    • Tomáš Petrík

      That’s what I wanted to say – never heard of Lemonhead.
      And I’ve been to the US 4 times, did all my grocery shopping, never came across such brand name…

  • PhineasJW

    Lucky Charms — another corporate tie-in.

    [Sugary cereal is almost a dessert]


    Laffy Taffy

    Girl, shake that laffy taffy
    That laffy taffy
    Shake that laffy taffy
    That laffy taffy

    • No_Nickname90

      Calm down.

    • toomuchgame441

      Damn, u beat me to it… And that’s the exact song I had in my head when I thought of it

      • MUTINOUS

        You must be a genius too, lol

    • Scott Stafford

      Down 4 life!

  • Erstam

    Remember we all thought it was going to be key lime pie for K.so now that we all think it’s going to be lollipop its going to be the most ridiculous that we don’t think of.

  • njdan5691

    Liquorice. No way it’s Lollipop or Lemonhead

  • Nick M

    I think its going to be Android Lorna Doone

  • aw1974

    Lemon meringue?
    Lemon curd?

  • hldc1


    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      I threw up a little in my mouth reading that. Thanks.

      • hldc1

        You’re welcome.

  • Carl Rood

    Is it a happy coincidence that L is the Roman Numeral for 50?

  • toomuchgame441

    Laffy Taffy… U heard it here first folks!

    • Mark Wheeler

      Hey! I’ve said that a few times here this year :p it makes sense too since wonka is owned by nestle I think who makes kit Kat so they can stay with the same partner haha

  • lion7718

    Lava Cake

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Two poll options? Really?

  • PhaseBurn

    Licorice, or, Lemon Meringue Pie are my two guesses. If it’s lollipop I’ll flip a table.

  • Jay

    Hopefully they go back to the original naming. pattern. I can only take so much of this under-the-table corporate advertising. And yes, let’s call like it really is. Nothing but high execs getting extra perks and kickbacks.

    I say L for Licorice

  • MK2

    I think Licorice is more likely than lollipop.

  • PD_Fresh

    Lingonberry Pie?

  • David W

    Liquor Hole has my vote.

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    Was always rooting for Liquorice

    • John-Phillip Saayman

      You can make a nice black Andy the Android from liquorice

  • Max

    I highly doubt they’ll use anything involving lemons given the connotation, lemon laws etc.

  • Smokex365

    Don’t care what it’s called as long as someone, either HTC or some ROM team make it available for my HTC One M8

    • Medion

      If HTC doesn’t make an official update for M8 users, someone would cry fowl. The M9 won’t even be out yet, so you’ll get this update.

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Android “LOL”

    • Medion

      2nd best one yet (Android Lesbian from down below takes my vote).

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    Nothing with the word “lemon” in it will happen, since it’s all to easy to spin the negative connotations of the word to disparage Android.

    “You got a lemon” etc.

    • New_Guy777

      My thoughts exactly

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    Looks like Phandroid’s Rob Jackson correctly guessed 3 out of the last 7 android names (and those were the easy ones (eclair, honey, jelly)) — http://phandroid.com/2013/09/11/android-dessert-names-list/

    Eclair (Eclair)
    Froyo (Frosting)
    Gingerbread (Gelato)
    Honeycomb (Honey)
    Ice Cream Sandwich (Icing)
    Jellybean (Jelly)
    Kit Kat (Kiwi)
    Lollipop (or Lemon Meringue Pie) (Lemon)
    Marshmallow (Marshmellow)
    Nougat [Noodle (Nerds would be hilarious)]

    • Max

      Nerds seems almost destined to be it.

  • Matthew Toomey

    We got some hard letters to deal with in terms of candy names if Android plans on existing in several years…

  • samagon


    • Max

      I love lifesavers as a name, but i wonder if they have enough international distribution and notoriety. Even better add a mayday button feature called lifesaver in it.

  • Negafox

    L for Lion followed by M for Mountain Lion.

  • TingedSeven

    Jump off the desert band wagon and call it Android 5.0 Latte.. Right anyone? Hello?

  • hazza

    Most likely:

    Alternatively (in no particular order):
    Layer Cake
    Lemon Drop
    Lemon Meringue

    Comedy answer:

  • irishrally

    Lime Pie

  • Fartrell Cluggins

    I vote for LemonParty

  • http://jamesmitchell.co.uk James

    Android 5.0 Latte, sponsored by Starbucks. It’ll have an app with free drinks for users of Google Wifi.

    • Mark Washington

      I like that but don’t you know what latte means?

      • Andrew

        milk, right?

  • Allen Tanguay

    Android 5.0 Liquor Lahey

  • Matthew Merrick

    Lollipop is way more likely. Though I still like Lemon Merengue Pie.

  • jfelts

    I don’t think it will be anything with lemon in the name. Lemon generally means “bad”.

  • David Dudovitz

    Laffy Taffy anyone?

  • godrilla


  • Carol Christopher

    I can only take so much of this under-the-table corporate advertising. And yes, let’s call like it really is. Nothing but high execs getting extra perks and kickbacks.

    • Max

      No money changed hands in the kitkat deal, it was purely just mutual advertising. Why shouldn’t google get something for an arbitrary software name, you never even see on your device?

  • SantaClausless

    Lemon Pie or Lemonade

  • MOSA

    KitKat followed by Lion Bar

    • Max

      Lion bars aren’t sold in the u.s. so it’s a no go.

    • Sharky

      Android Lion, followed by Android Mavericks? Don’t think that one will pass somehow ; ) (but I love Lion bars!)

  • Satwik Kamatmehbro

    Lemon lime bitter :P

  • AlanKy

    I can hear the iTrolls already. “Google knows android sucks, that’s why they’re all called lemons now.”

  • barondebxl

    android 5.0 lemon lime


    Didn’t see lollie pop

  • ben7337

    Why Lemonhead? Nestle doesn’t own them, and they are owned by a small little known company. I’m expecting Lollipop or Laffy Taffy if anything.

  • Mark Washington

    Although this rumor has not been confirmed, according to reports from some of the leading tech, Lollipop Android 4.5 will be released together with the Google Nexus 8 in July. Tablet device with 8 inch screen it is said took LG as a manufacturing partner.

  • spicymeatball

    My vote is for Licorice. We don’t have a clue yet. This means that whatever it is is months away from release.

  • http://pramoduniverse.com/ Pramod

    What about Lemonade?

  • atomikpunk

    with the system themed dark it could be licorice? or if not dark themed it could be ladyfinger?

  • disqus

    Lasagna? ;)

  • Max

    if we move slightly away from desserts….Lucky Charms?


    Le coq lemongrass lizzle bizzle les miserables

  • Jack

    Lemon meringue xD

  • rcrow490


  • AGx

    Liquorice…because you can make some cool logos with something that’s basically a string.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abdullah.naji1 Abdullah Naji


  • Ryan Gabbard


  • Major Suave

    Liquorice…. can’t spell that without Liquor.

    Or Lady Fingers…

  • Scrotum Repair

    Lazy American

  • Larry

    Bust the trend… how about Lloyd?

  • Brett

    Leche Flan

  • Vaughn Hochhalter

    Oreo just released “Limeade” flavored cookies today. They must be the new sponsor for the OS, like Nestle did with “KitKat”.

  • Richard Gao

    Welp, we still don’t know

  • MK2

    I predict it will be called Android L!

  • Phaz0n

    I’d put all my rupees on…



  • Phaz0n

    What if the new Android L version is named Android “El Goog” 5.0?

    Afterall, Google IS pretty sweet! O_o

  • http://pramoduniverse.com/ Pramod

    Or Lunchbar

  • http://ak4mc.us/ McGehee


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