Google developer posts screenshot with Android Lollipop debug icon



It’s not 100% official, but it’s now looking like “Lollipop” is a definite contender for the name of the next version of Android. A screenshot taken from the Chromium Issue Tracker site as posted by a Google developer, shows a new never-before-seen debug icon appearing in the notification tray that appears to be an Android head on a stick. Or, you know, an Android Lollipop.

Android Lollipop Chromium Issue tracker leak

Of course, as we all saw with Android 4.4 KitKat, internally it was known as Key Lime Pie. We even had a similar “leak” showing a debugging icon that appeared to be a slice of key lime pie, only to have Google turn around and strike a deal with Nestle to officially brand Android 4.4. as KitKat and the rest is history.

Right now, rumors are pointing towards an official Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Android L announcement arriving as soon as tomorrow, so stay tuned!


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Google was doing this last year too. In my eyes, this is a confirmation that the name will NOT be Lollipop.

    1. Google hasn’t developed a real pattern yet. Last year was the first (and possibly last?) time they tried to team up with a candy maker for an actual brand name. According to them, it was kind of a last minute deal.

      1. Last minute? No way. They said they had the idea since MWC in Barcelona, which takes place in February. Only a few selected people knew about it, though. By keeping everybody think it would be KLP, it remained secret and a surprise.
        EDIT: Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-23926938
        (Read the paragraph called “Secret story”)

        1. I guess, 8 months before its official release may not be seen as “last minute”, but I assumed for Nestle to begin promotional materials, wrappers and all that, it was probably kind of sudden for them.

          1. I am not sure, the article says it took them 2 months to prepare the packaging. I can’t imagine other marketing materials would take 4 times longer.
            After all, it’s not that important :)

  2. Everyone knows that’s a red herring and it’s going to be Android Lager.
    Why would they pass up an opportunity to hand out free beer at work?

  3. They did say by the end of summer… and it’s about that time.

  4. Pretty sure you meant to say “former Google developer”.

  5. While this isn’t 100% proof that the next version will in fact be Lollipop, the picture is great free advertisement for Pandora.

  6. Judging by the small nav buttons, that’s a Nexus 6’s screenshot.

  7. Judging by the small nav buttons, that’s a Nexus 6’s screenshot. (See compared to mine)

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