Did Google Just Reveal That Android P Is Going To Be Android Popsicle?


Android P will be Android Popsicle, if Google's "clue" is anything to go by.

In a set of spring wallpapers, the Mountain View company dropped a potential hint to the next Android version's moniker. The thing is, it isn't clear whether it's just a wallpaper or really a clue, but a lot of folks are convinced it's the latter.

Android 9.0 Popsicle?

Before every major Android update, there's a lot of buzz about what it's going to be called. Also, Google isn't one to shy away from having fun with its user base when it comes to this kind of thing. This time's no exception either.

Following Android 8.0 Oreo, it's obvious that the next in line is going to be 9.0 affixed with a P. The big question is what the P is going to stand for.

Now Google uploaded six wallpapers to Instagram, which has been made accessible via Drive thanks to 9to5Google's Justin Duino. Among them, there's one that's full of popsicles.

Since the beginning of Android, each version has been named after a dessert. That includes Android 1.5 Cupcake, Android 1.6 Donut, Android 2.0 éclair, Android 2.2 Froyo, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Android 4.4 KitKat, Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Android 7.0 Nougat, and Android 8.0 Oreo.

To put two and two together, Android Popsicle could be it. It's backed up by history and a clue of sorts, after all, though it's not set in stone.

Other Possible Android P Names

This isn't the first time that Google gave a "hint" to the name of Android P. Back in January, the company released an online game that revealed its I/O developer conference date to be on Pi Day. On top of that, it involved a pineapple upside-down cake. That led to speculations that Android P is going to be Android Pie, Android Pineapple Pie, or anything else along those lines.

On an interesting note, Cupcake didn't start the whole dessert naming convention. Android 1.1 Petit Four did, according to Android Police. It would be interesting to see Google reuse Petit Four for Android P as an homage of sorts, but that could cause some confusion.

At the end of the day, no one can really say for sure what Android P will be called just yet. In other words, anyone's guess is as good as anyone else's.

What do you think is going to be the next Android version's name? Is the case for Android Popsicle strong? Feel free to drop by our comments section below and let us know.

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