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Could The M In Android M Stand For Milkshake?

May 28, 2015 - Written By Diego Macias

We pretty much got what we expected from this year’s Google I/O, we got improvements over some apps like Google Photos or services like Google Now with its new Tap functionality, Maps that would be available offline and there will be new devices interconnected with Project Brillo. As the operating system itself is concerned, it looks like it will be more of an incremental update that consists of polishing the OS we have today, instead of bringing changes that were as significant to users as it was with Android Lollipop. Still, it will bring some improvements that users have been requesting like volume controls and the copy and paste functionality. The name of the update is Android M, for now, and we will find out the dessert starting with the letter M that the update will end up being officially named after when it launches officially in Q3.

Consequently, we will have hundreds of posts trying to figure out the official name before its debut. We will now we speculate about the possible name being hinted at the stage of Google I/O nonetheless. When Google’s vice president of engineering Dave Burke was talking about Android M, a picture of him wearing what seems to be a Huawei Watch on his left wrist was taken. The interesting thing about that particular picture is that the watchface shows a milkshake topped with whipped cream in front of a yellow background, so the name of the next update might as well be Android Milkshake. Google is famous for the Easter Eggs it hides in its operating system, so this could be one of them. Of course there is a chance that this is the watchface that Burke has chosen for his watch, so just as easily this could mean nothing.

Let’s remember too that the naming could change over time, it could be internally known as Milkshake or Macadamia Nut Cookie as it was recently reported and end up being named after some other sweet or dessert, just as it happened with the name Key Lime Pie, which ended up being known as KitKat, with Nestl© as its partner. Who knows, Google might end up teaming up with some other brand to name the OS.