This is why Android “Marshmallow” would make for an awesome name


Android Marshmallow Man

We currently don’t know what the “M” in “Android M” will stand for. Google didn’t give us much help with the usual Easter Egg, but a presenter at Google IO may have narrowed it down a bit. It seems the three leading candidates are milkshake. milky way, and marshmallow. A Redditor shared his thoughts on why Android Marshmallow would make for an awesome mascot, and we have to agree.

This image is, of course, a nod to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the original Ghostbusters movie. It’s super cute, and would make a great statue for the front lawn of the Android building. Plus, there could be some tie-ins with the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. The again, with the speed of Android updates we might be speculating about Android N before the movie is released.

What do you think about the potential for Android Marshmallow? Which M-themed dessert do you think will be the winner?

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Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. Two words: Love. It.

  2. Looks great!

  3. Brilliant!

  4. So.. Who’re gonna call?

    1. Maybe this guy:


    2. Anyone you want. It’s a phone after all… And even if it isn’t, there’s always Skype!

    3. Actually, a good reason for the Marshmallow Man

  5. pretty sweet, if they use that image

  6. It’s not a nod to the Ghostbusters character. He was the trademark of Stay Puft Marshmallows.

    1. Or the Micheline Man

      1. Yeah, he always seemed like the mutant love child of The Pillsbury Dough Boy and The Michelin Man.

    2. You are aware Stay Puft was not an actual brand and was made up in the Ghostbusters movies thus making it a pure nod to the movie……

      1. Lol he is definitely not aware.

    3. That’s not a real brand

      1. Wanna bet Stay Puft IS trademarked though?

  7. I say it will be called Meringue since they skipped lemon meringue with L.

  8. My take on the marshmallow theme http://bit.ly/1BrvLYF

    1. Very nice.

  9. What better mascot than the cute manifestation of Gozer the Gozerian from ancient Sumeria, summoned to destroy the world?

    1. Who? Have you been smoking a bit too much hash lately?

      1. Have a childhood man, jeez.

      2. Sorry, let me spell that out for you – it’s directly from the original Ghostbusters movie.


        You won at losing that one. Better luck next time!


        Gozer = Stay Puft Marshmellow Man

        1. Sorry, let me clarify something in return:

          I’m not really sorry and I’m not going to clarify something to you in an arrogant, self-righteous manner either.

          1. No, you just went ahead and acused me of drug abuse and expected me to take it. Just the other day you whacked someone for being a humorless Sheldon, but when you don’t get the joke, how did you play? I just played back in kind, no more, no less. :D

          2. Drug abuse, he says. Jeez, I don’t even know what to say.

            Big difference between me and Sheldons. I’m capable of understanding jokes if I possess knowledge about the underlying context. Most Sheldons don’t have the ability to think outside their genius box and consequently can’t get a joke even if they understand the context.

          3. Google is your friend, dude.

        2. I forgot everything about this… I remember the movie with the painting though.

          1. That’s Ghostbusters II. Go say 5 Hail Venkman’s and slime yourself.

      3. *sigh* kids =]

        1. *Sigh* people who call other people they think are saying something they don’t agree with kids.

      4. “As a duly designated representative of the City, County and State of New York, I order you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension.”

  10. What happens after we get to Z?

    1. The universe explodes

      1. I thought that this happens when you divide by 0.

        1. Nah, it’s when you cross the streams… On Android M, Marshmallow!

          1. You really like Marshmallow, don’t you ?


          2. I’m more of a Muffin Man, but I like me some Ghostbusters.

        2. No, the answer to that explains Black Holes.

          1. oh, right. Just basic math and physics… :)

    2. By then I guess many out there will finally realize they’re never getting Lollipop! Lol

      1. Many of them wouldn’t want it if they had it, since it destroys battery life compared to Kit Kat.

        1. Oddly enough, my battery life has increased when I moved to Lollipop, but that *was* after all the fixes. LoL!!

    3. Android will have been replaced or overtaken by the next big mobile OS by the time Z comes around.

      1. No. This cannot happen. ._.

    4. Zebra cakes duh! lol

    5. Start over — from “A” again. Different theme, not dessert.

      1. Asparagus!

      2. Or maladies…
        Brain Clot
        And so on…

    6. You go backwards, naturally…

    7. After 14 more years of Android I am pretty sure we could just go to A.

    8. Don’t you start adding numbers? A1? No, then the BBQ sauce.

  11. It’s going to be Mars as in Mars Bar sorry but Google has too good of thing going with Nestle for it not to be.

    1. Nestle and Mars are two different companies

    2. Also, there currently isn’t a US version of the Mars Bar anymore. So it wouldn’t really resonate as a candy for US customers, other than as part of the name of the company

      1. Not in name, but at least Snickers Almond is around now.

  12. I’m still rooting for Marijuana! =P

    1. That’s too direct.. They’d make it “Android MaryJane”

      1. Yeah, but…

        1. What is this?

  13. What was the Easter Egg hint in Android L?

  14. Marshmallow or Muffin

    1. I prefer muffin.

      1. “Some people . . . some people like cupcakes exclusively,
        While I myself say there is naught nor ought there be
        Nothing so exalted on the face of God’s great earth
        As that prince of foods . . . The Muffin!”

        1. Yesssss! Zappa!

          “Some people like cupcakes better.
          I for one care less for them!”


          1. Going to have to queue up some Zappa on Spotify now… :)

  15. and the easter egg could b the marshmallow giant from ghostbusters! yep i said that

    1. Or a mini game where you have to cross the streams…

      1. How did you know it was mini?

        1. Because it’s hidden in the OS

          1. It was a penis joke..

          2. Sorry, small penis jokes simply elude me. #notbraggingatall /smirk

  16. M&M would be a cool name.

    1. Not quite as epic as the Staf Puft Marshmallow Mandroid, but it has potential!

      1. jeez ! that easter egg’s dulled ….it appears everyone’s rooted with Marshmallow Mandroid.

  17. I still like Macaroon… I don’t know why, but I like cookies

    1. I have a friend that knows how to make them. I have never tasted something so… golden, so immaculate, something so… pure of sin.

  18. ….and with one pic, I’m 100% sold! Well played!

  19. My choice is Milkshake. Just stick a straw over its foamy head and we’re good to go.
    What about Meringue, Marzipan, Mars, Maple syrup, Mille-Feuille?

    1. Milkshakes have been forever tainted though…

  20. I’ve been calling Android M Marshmallow for 2 years because its just so obviously the cutest and most “Google like” name they could go with. Not to mention smores. Not even milk shakes are tastier than smores.

  21. That drawing is cool!

  22. Love it!

  23. Why not “Mousse”?

  24. Android Milky Way!! For our galaxy!! LoL!!

    On a side note, our neighboring galaxy is The Andromeda Galaxy. I spend too much time off this Earth. ._.

    I don’t belong here. =.P

  25. Ever heard of a trademark? Google couldn’t use that without paying rights fees.

    1. Marshmallow is actually a product and not a brand. They can use this without trademarks.

      It comes from the Marshmallow Plant. I know, all these years. LoL!!

      Some fun Brand – Products:
      Kleenex – Tissue
      Polo Shirts – Collard Shirts
      White Out – Liquid Paper

      It’s crazy. All these years. I always get people with the White Out one. I actually found that out a couple of years back.

  26. NO MARSHMALLOW! I HATE them. Besides Apple would just say that it proves Android is a bunch a fluff.

    1. too bad, it is confirmed by inside sources.

      1. Like Key Lime Pie was? =.P

  27. M&M would be a good name just like the Kitkat

  28. There are a lot of M brands that they could do a tie in with like KitKat, I suspect that they’ll try and do that if they can, otherwise it will be something generic like marshmallow or meringue. I’d like to see Mallomar but that’s probably unlikely because it’s not a world brand. M&M, Milkyway, Mars are probably the most likely.

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