Tomek Kondrat · Aug 23, 2014 at 06:30 pm

Android L to Be Called Lemon Meringue Pie After All?

lemonmeringuepie_86114_16x9Android L’s official release is growing closer with each passing day. But despite how close we are to its official release, two preview releases, and a limited source code release, we still know relatively little about Google’s next OS. The codename still remains unknown, and this has lead to quite a bit of speculation regarding the next sweet treat to emerge from Google’s Android bakery. One thing is known: It will start on the letter L. Lollipop, Lion, Lemon Pie or perhaps LOL? We’ll know pretty soon.

The folks over at Android Police recently determined that the next Android will be codenamed Lemon Meringue Pie. This name has been tossed around quite a bit in the past, and many references in Android list the new release as a “LMP,” which might be short for the delicious baked pie. Their report is just based on assumption and can’t be judged as 100% for certain. After all, the “KLP” codename seemed obvious not so long ago, but we know that Key Lime Pie eventually was released as KitKat after Google’s agreement with Nestlé.

So, where does this report get its data from? There are some instances in the source code referring to “LMP.” The first can be found in the Android SDK, where the test build is labeled as “lmp-preview-release”:

<!– From: file:/usr/local/google/buildbot/repo_clients/https___googleplex-android.googlesource.com_a_platform_manifest.git/lmp-preview-release/frameworks/support/v7/cardview/res/values/colors.xml –>
<eat-comment />
<color name=”cardview_dark_background”>#FF202020</color>
<color name=”cardview_light_background”>#FFFAFAFA</color>
<color name=”cardview_shadow_end_color”>#03000000</color>
<color name=”cardview_shadow_start_color”>#37000000</color>
<!– From: file:/usr/local/google/buildbot/repo_clients/https___googleplex-android.googlesource.com_a_platform_manifest.git/lmp-preview-release/frameworks/support/v7/cardview/res/values/attrs.xml –>
<eat-comment />
<declare-styleable name=”CardView”>
<!– Background color for CardView. –>
<attr name=”cardBackgroundColor” format=”color” />
<!– Corner radius for CardView. –>
<attr name=”cardCornerRadius” format=”dimension” />
</declare-styleable>
<!– From: file:/usr/local/google/buildbot/repo_clients/https___googleplex-android.googlesource.com_a_platform_manifest.git/lmp-preview-release/frameworks/support/v7/cardview/res/values/dimens.xml –>
<eat-comment />
<dimen name=”cardview_default_radius”>2dp</dimen>
<dimen name=”cardview_elevation”>2dp</dimen>
<dimen name=”cardview_shadow_size”>2dp</dimen>
<!– From: file:/usr/local/google/buildbot/repo_clients/https___googleplex-android.googlesource.com_a_platform_manifest.git/lmp-preview-release/frameworks/support/v7/cardview/res/values/styles.xml –>
<eat-comment />

The second source indicating that Android L will be Lemon Meringue Pie is hidden in the WiFi certification of the upcoming Nexus 9 aka Flouder aka Volantis:

nexus2cee_wifi_thumb

The speculation surrounding the upcoming release will continue to grow every day, and we will surely see more and more reports suggesting one name or another thing. One thing is certain, however, and that’s the fact that Google could potentially fool us all and release the new version of Android codenamed whatever they’d like. So in other words, let’s take this all with a grain of salt.

[via Android Police]


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO.
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