Android L will be Lemon Meringue Pie

Android L will be Lemon Meringue Pie

Google follows a trend of naming versions of Android after desserts. As Android L comes closer to being officially released, speculations are flying as to what dessert would be used to name the operating system’s latest iteration. Is it lollypop? Laffy Taffy? Licorice? If reports are true, it’s going to be Lemon Meringue Pie.

Since Android L was announced at the start of the year, people have been trying to guess what dessert would stand for it. No one can really tell until Google has the final build of the OS in place, but Android Police reports that it will likely be Lemon Meringue Pie. This is based on several pieces of evidence the site has gathered.

First, there is mention of an “lmp-preview-release” from an extract of the Android SDK in reference to the current Android L preview builds available for Nexus devices.

Second, the HTC tablet codenamed Volantis received Wi-Fi certification and said certification lists firmware as “LMP.” The Volantis is speculated to be the Nexus 9. That means it’s one of Google’s own so it most certainly should be running some version of Android. It’s a new device too so it’s natural that a new version of the Android OS will be used on it, which in this case is “LMP.”

And third, searching for “LMP” within the Android Open Source Project will turn up nine hits, at least one of which directly uses “LMP” in the subject heading.

“LMP” just keeps popping up everywhere so it’s easy to assume that it’s a reference to Android L. It’s difficult, after all, to ignore glaring proof. And how many desserts correspond to “LMP?” In the English language at least, just one: Lemon Meringue Pie.

While it makes perfect sense for “LMP” to stand for Lemon Meringue Pie, many don’t want to believe it just yet. After all, Android KitKat was known for so long as Key Lime Pie before Google revealed its official name. Some also joke that it’s unlikely to be Lemon Meringue Pie because a lot of people will have trouble spelling out “meringue.”

So will it or will it not be Lemon Meringue Pie?

At this point, only Google knows. Whatever kind of name Android L officially gets, it wouldn’t matter anyway. What’s more important is that it cannot be argued that the latest iteration of the OS spells only good things for Android users.