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Google Preparing to Unveil new version of Android

August 17, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Well at least the name of the new version of Android. Jeff Sharkey, who works at Google, just posted a picture on Google+ from outside building 43. This is where the Android team is housed, and also where all of the statues are placed, for each version of Android. That includes Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop. Now the picture doesn’t show much, but it does show what appears to be a statue that is covered up, for obvious reasons. So we might just find out the name of Android M later today. We’ll definitely be keeping an eye out there.

In previous years, Google have done a pretty cool video unveiling the statue. And in fact, with the Nexus 5, there was someone there using the Nexus 5 which started the whole roller coaster of leaks for the device before it was announced on October 31st, 2013 along with Android 4.4 KitKat. So it appears the roller coaster might be starting today, which is a bit early compared to previous years.

The statue doesn’t appear to be all that big or wide. So It’s quite possible it could be Android Marshmallow or even Android Milkshake. Knowing Google, I’d go with Android Milkshake. Unless they decide to partner with another candy company again and they could do Android M&M. Which would be cool. I’d love to see that M&M easter egg, myself.

Google has been teasing the naming of Android M for a few days now. Dating back to Friday with a video about it, then a new GIF this morning on Twitter. And now we have what appears to be the next statue. We definitely can’t wait to learn more about Android M. While we may get the official name today, I highly doubt we’ll get the announcement for new Nexus’ and the final version of Android M. Although we could get Android M developer preview #3 today. Which would be pretty interesting. Anyone have any thoughts on what name we might see this time? We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all the news surrounding Android M and the new Nexus’ devices.