Google Renames Next Version Of Android - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Mobile
Commentary
1/18/2010
09:34 AM
Eric Ogren
Eric Ogren
Commentary
50%
50%

Google Renames Next Version Of Android

I am not a fan of Flan. Flan is a custardy dessert with which I've had several bad experiences. Given my personal tastes, I cringed a bit when I heard that Google had originally picked the name Flan for its next version of Android. Thankfully that has changed.

I am not a fan of Flan. Flan is a custardy dessert with which I've had several bad experiences. Given my personal tastes, I cringed a bit when I heard that Google had originally picked the name Flan for its next version of Android. Thankfully that has changed.Google has come up with an interesting (OK, maybe amusing) naming scheme for its builds of Android -- they are all the names of desserts and run in alphabetical order. Android 1.5 was Cupcake, Android 1.6 was Donut, Android 2.0 was Eclair and the next named version of Android was supposed to be called Flan.

According to Googler Erik Tseng, Flan is out and Froyo is in. Froyo, of course, is short for frozen yogurt. It follows the alphabetical naming scheme perfectly, and I find it's a much nicer name than Flan. (It tastes better, too.)

One thing to keep in mind. Though Android 2.1 is already available on the Nexus One, it is still considered to be part of the Eclair branch of Android. Whatever numerical designation Froyo corresponds with was not revealed by Tseng. It could be anything.

We also have to start guessing what Google will pick next. It has to start with a "G". Thoughts? AndroidAuthority.com suggested ginger, gelatin, gelato, and ganache. I ain't got nothin' beyond that.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Slideshows
10 Ways to Transition Traditional IT Talent to Cloud Talent
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  11/23/2020
News
What Comes Next for the COVID-19 Computing Consortium
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  11/24/2020
News
Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2021
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  11/13/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Video
Current Issue
Why Chatbots Are So Popular Right Now
In this IT Trend Report, you will learn more about why chatbots are gaining traction within businesses, particularly while a pandemic is impacting the world.
Slideshows
Flash Poll