Last Updated: October 15th, 2014

Update, 10-15-14: yeah, looks like we were wrong. Despite the "LMP" tags below, Android L (which is definitely 5.0) is codenamed "Lollipop." Lemon Meringue Pie did get something of a shout-out in Google's cheeky dramatization of the name reveal, though.



We've been wondering what the codename for the "L" release of Android would be ever since KitKat was revealed, and today it looks like we've got more evidence in support of "Lemon Meringue Pie." Thanks to our own research and a submission from reader Yuku Sugianto, we've found multiple official sources in code and documentation that list the next release as "LMP," which can only refer to the delicious baked good. At least we think so. Keep in mind that it's unlikely that Google will give the release an official name until final builds are available.

This extract from the Android SDK mentions the current preview builds of Android L available for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 as the "lmp-preview-release." You can find it in the file at extras/android/m2repository/com/android/support/cardview-v7/21.0.0-rc1/cardview-v7-21.0.0-rc1.aar if you have the SDK installed on your computer.

<!-- 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 -->

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<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>

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<declare-styleable name="CardView">

<!-- Background color for CardView. -->

<attr name="cardBackgroundColor" format="color" />

<!-- Corner radius for CardView. -->

<attr name="cardCornerRadius" format="dimension" />


<!-- 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 -->

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<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 -->

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And here we have the WiFi certification (PDF link) for HTC's "flounder" tablet, AKA the Volantis, which will probably come to market as the Nexus 9. The firmware is specifically labeled "LMP."


If you search for "lmp" on the Android Open Source Project repository you get nine hits, one of which refers directly to "LMP" in the subject heading.


So we know at this point that the internal nomenclature for the Android L release is LMP. But keep in mind, Android 4.4 was known as "KLP" - Key Lime Pie - in internal documents right up to the point when Google announced its surreal promotion with Nestle's KitKat brand of chocolate bars. Whether or not Google will pull another switcheroo (and presumably piss off all its developers and engineers) we couldn't say. The people who make Lifesavers are probably waiting by the phone.

Thanks, Yuku Sugianto!

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Tim Cook CEO Apple

    L for Leaving the competition behind.

    • Tim Cook CEO Apple

      Shit commented from my official account. Ignore!

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        I'm just sitting here watching the upvotes go up..

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        • Daveon Jackson

          Aren't you dead?

          • Roh_Mish

            Don't you read news? That was a stunt to promote iPhone x

          • Saady Alexander Dubon

            Dead and in the hell...

          • shonangreg

            You guys suck! Fanbois want no competition. You're an embarrassment to everyone.

      • Pootis Man


      • Ray


        Best posts "EVER".

    • Kurama91


      • pseudo

        shouldn't it be GO HOME, YOU'RE DRUNK?

        • pseudo

          or are you drunk too?

          • Kurama91

            you're the one who's drunk for NOT GETTING THE JOKE. hahaha

  • MahmoodBH

    Is that name ? Android L is better

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I don't know what you just said but no, Android L won't stay, we need a dessert name.

      And here's my theory about why it was named L during the preview https://plus.google.com/107797272029781254158/posts/X2wf8LTesDQ

      • Stephan Reich

        I think it's about time for another Android Files 😉

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          We're close. Just one more email left.

  • http://tech.gtaero.net/ Navarr Barnier

    I think their hiding it isn't so much to hype but so that when people search "Android LMP" or whatever they don't get articles about how bad the beta was.

    A very reasonable thing for Google - the search company - to do.

  • NexusRTW


    • Dennis Ulijn

      Yup, Still going with Lollipop. Seems the Googliest name.

      • RajivSK

        Agree completely I'm also hoping for Lollipop. But after KitKat I hope it won't be Lion, Mars, Nuts, Oreo...

    • Brendan

      Yep, still going with that. It fits Google better and all of these colorful redesigns don't really go well with lemon pie, but lollipops? Those things are rainbows!

      • TylerChappell

        I too thought it would likely be Lollipop because of all the very circular designs present in the Android L build, from the toggles, to other buttons like the App drawer button which looks like a lollipop, to even the new bootup logo with the little circles. However, the previous two versions of Android were both candies so I think they are much more likely to go with the pie this time around since they haven't had any other pie items before, just other pastry treats.
        Also, what would you abbreviate lollipop to when talking about it in conversation? Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and KitKat all worked wonderfully as GB, ICS, JB, and KK. So what would Lollipop be? Just L? or LP? Or Lolly? Those are kinda meh, but "LMP" on the other hand, really seems kinda classy.
        Also, the pale yellow kinda goes well with the other sorta pastel color palette present in Android L. Besides, Lemon Meringue Pie really gets my taste buds going more than a Lollipop. Besides, a Lollipop is something you suck on, and Android L doesn't suck, so why associate it with sucking? ;]

        • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad


        • Đức Thành

          The pie is a lie
          The pie is a lie
          The pie is a lie

        • Robb Nunya

          Lolly - Muthafuckin - Pop!

    • Android Developer

      Really hope this will be the real name

    • hazza

      Lolipop: Warranty void if phone is licked.

      • http://www.bloodflame.com/ Patrick

        My phone is IP55 and IP58 compliant. I don't have that problem ;)

        • Chapa

          But i bet it tastes funny...

          • Robb Nunya

            How else can you get the screen clean? (I keed! I keed!)

    • ferguson survivor

      Android 5.0 Liverwurst is the more likely

  • http://www.youtube.com/crisr82 Kristian Ivanov

    ...can I have a piece of that please?

  • david coffey

    Hey remember when we had all of that evidence that 4.4 was going to be Key Lime Pie?

    • Corrector

      Bro. Read the entire thing.

      • david coffey

        Yeah, my bad. Didn't see the last paragraph after scrolling through all the code and jibberish. Easy to do.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    So Flounder is real?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Of course it's real.

      • Ghisy

        I really really hope Google is gonna stick to the 16:9 or 16:10 ratio for the Flounder. I don't want my tablet to have a stupid 4:3 ratio that's terrible for movies and such.

        • Walkop

          I'd prefer 3:2, myself.

    • Android Developer


      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Nexus 9

        • Android Developer

          weird name. First time I heard it was in "the little mermaid"

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            What, you never watched The Little Mermaid?

          • Android Developer

            I have. that's what I wrote : I heard it on this movie. In fact, I never heard it anywhere else.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            Well, how could you hear it anywhere else when it's a character name and not a fish type? Kind of obvious it's probably trademarked or something

          • Android Developer

            Actually, there is such a fish, so I don't think it can be trademarked :

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            Oh, is there? Then I guess it's just not very popular

          • Android Developer

            I don't think there are a lot of devices that have a name of a fish...

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            That's kinda Google's thing really

          • Android Developer

            Oh, ok. Didn't know that.

  • Daniel

    the tag "man i could really go for some pie right now who's in" is hilarous

  • http://www.twitter.com/italofigueired Italo F.


  • http://www.mscha.nl/ Michael Schaap

    So they decided not to call Android K “Key Lime Pie” because people over the world wouldn't know what it is, but “Lemon Meringue Pie” is OK? AFAIK it's just as unknown in monst of the world. (In fact, its Wikipedia page is available in fewer languages.)

    • http://flavors.me/sabret00the sabret00the

      They should've gone with Lemon Curt Tart.

      Either way, the codename isn't supposed to be the marketing name.

      • PiLoT .


    • Shalalala

      To be fair, where I live no one knows what any of the previous codenames meant, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, most of the people have no idea what any of these are, I bet not even the people who speak English here know half of these, and I guess it's the same in most of the non-English speaking countries.

      • http://about.me/jovanphilip Van

        Can confirm. I speak English and have never had an Eclair or Froyo before.

        • idontcare

          You've never had frozen yogurt?

          Then you haven't truly lived.

          • Sir Perro

            Yes, but that is called "frozen yogurt" on tenths of different languages right? :-)

        • Daveon Jackson

          I've had froyo but no eclairs.

          • Simone

            Eclair is just an oval creampuff with with whipped cream inside and chocolate outside. Difference in the pastry is minimal, they are both made with choux pastry.

        • Matthew Apostolou
          • Quentin SILVESTRE

            As the annoying french guy, i must say that these are not "Eclair" in France. There is no whip cream inside ours. Just chocolate goodness.

          • Aaron Hafitz

            That sounds really good lol

          • http://www.youtube.com/crisr82 Kristian Ivanov

            Now I'm really hungry for some droid-sweetness, THANKS guy =|
            (seriously though, eclairs are awesome)

        • loop6719

          If you have not had an Eclair then u truly have not lived(has to be custard!!, not the fake whipped cream one)

      • Rob Johnson

        Im British and the only ones I didn't know were Froyo and Ice Cream Sandwich.

    • DonEmu

      They decided to name it KitKat because of brand sponsorship. Has nothing to do with people not knowing what it was...

      • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

        Can you show your evidence for this stupid opinion?

        • DonEmu

          Evidence for something they announced?

    • Simone

      I can say that the lemon meringue pie is made/known in almost the whole Europe, while is hard to find any place where they make the same pie with lime. Don't know outside Europe. Also the lemon meringue pie comes from the original french Tarte au citron meringuée, the key lime pie is just a variation made using local common ingredients.

      • xnadax

        Please tell me how you know that it is known in almost the whole of Europe. I find that highly unlikely, especially since it doesn't even have its own Wikipedia page in most languages.

        • Stoffers

          And we all know if it's not on WIkipedia in your language it doesn't exist in your country.

          • xnadax

            No, but it not being on Wikipedia in almost ANY language usually means its not very well known outside of a few countries. This of course doesn't apply to everything, but people like writing articles about all kinds of food for some reason.

      • Sir Perro

        Tarte au citron meringuée? Cool. They can keep the TCM shit for 2018 then maybe.

        Now call this thing Lollipop please, that's cute.

    • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

      Lemon Meringue Pie is DRAMATICALLY more popular and well-known than Key Lime Pie.

      • Captain Spaulding

        Key lime pie tastes better, though. ☺

        • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

          Definitely subjective. Always been a huge fan of lemon meringue.

      • Android Developer

        I don't think I have ever tasted any of them.
        But by their names and looks, it seems they both just are pies with lemons...

        • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

          Limes and lemons aren't the same fruit. And their pies are definitely quite different.

          • Android Developer

            Lime is a type of lemon and has a similar taste, but you are correct, it's still not the same at all.
            About the taste of the pies, ok.

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            They're both citrus fruits, but that's about as related as they get. Limes are not a variety of lemon. Different lineage.

          • Android Developer

            True, now that I've read about it, technically you are correct.
            Still, they are very similar.
            If you've never tasted and seen a lime but you've tasted a lemon, and now you will try it, you'd say it's a type of lemon. At least that's how I felt the first time I saw and tasted it.
            I've even found a taste test between them:
            Notice how long it takes to make the decision which is which, as that 25% were wrong about their decision.
            Also, when you search for both of them, you get a lot of results that really connects them both to the same health advantages. I don't think you would get so many results with combinations of one of them and other citrus fruits.

          • Eirik Corneliussen

            That is a surprisingly large percentage of people can't tell the difference between lemons and limes. I can definitely tell the difference as limes are more bitter and a bit sweeter. Anyways, just a P.S:
            Coming from experience, being wrong is fine until you start justifying yourself.

          • Android Developer

            In Hebrew, we call it a lemon too, but together with the word lime, just like we have a type od tomato called cherry-tomato. I assumed that it's not a coincidence and that they are just a different type of lemons. This, and because for me they are quite similar. Again, I know (after reading about it) you are right about it, but in the common use it's still a lemon. Just like a tomato is considered a vegetable even though it's a fruit.

          • Eirik Corneliussen

            Haha that's really interesting. :) It's just like bananas and plantains in norwegian. We call bananas for bananas, but plantains for cooking-bananas. And with that, I thought they were a type of banana, but actually they are two completely different plants, just in the same genus. They look and somewhat taste the same too. I can really relate to your lemon and lime confusion.

          • Android Developer

            I've never heard of "plantains". Now that I've searched for it, it looks like giant bananas...
            Anyway, I think in Israel we treat lime as a type of lemon, as we always call it "lemon lime" , and we call it as a member of the lemons family. There are just a lot of websites that show it in Hebrew.
            It's not as if they aren't similar at all...

          • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

            Come on, are we really discussing food in a tech site?

          • Android Developer

            Ok I'll stop.

          • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

            Dude, you were wrong, just suck it up and own it. No one cares anyway.

          • Android Developer

            Wrong about what? We treat them both as lemons here (just different kinds of them, with different tastes). Also, I still think they do look very similar.

          • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

            A lime is not a lemon, like you claimed.

          • Android Developer

            I already wrote they are not the same at all.
            they belong to the same type - citrus, and look very similar. they also taste similar to some people, and people use them for similar cases. they also have very similar health characteristics. They are also always named (in Hebrew) Lemon-Lime. I've also read that in French, lime is called "green lemon" .
            Still, not the same thing, otherwise they wouldn't be called with a different name.

          • Sir Perro

            C'mon, even "key lime" pie is called like that because of the special variety of the lime. It's not only not a lemon, it's also not a normal lime.

          • Android Developer

            I never saw and never tasted a key-lime before. I don't know how it's called in Hebrew. I don't even know if we have it in Israel. Then again, I don't look a lot at non-popular vegetables in the supermarket. Maybe I've missed it.

          • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

            Yeah and a peanut is a type of pea.

          • Android Developer

            In Hebrew they are nothing alike in terms of how they sound:
            Peanut = Boten
            Pea = Afuna
            But you are correct, they both belong to the same family (according to Wikipedia) : "Fabaceae" .
            This is probably because of the way they store their seeds or something (don't know how to explain it in English). I think it's called "legume" .
            Anyway, "Lime" is called (in Hebrew) "Limon Lime", and "Lemon" is called "Limon" .
            Also, as I've written, everywhere I've searched (in Hebrew), they call the lime as a member of the lemons family.
            I haven't found anything in English to show which family any of them belong to. I don't know why.

          • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

            Yes, they are in the same family, but a peanut is not a pea. And a lime is not a lemon, regardless of what name you happen to call it by.

  • Simon Belmont

    Ah. I noticed this yesterday when Droid-Life posted the Wi-Fi certification thing. I should have tipped it here. Oh well. :)

    Hehe: http://www.droid-life.com/2014/08/22/htc-flounder-nexus-tablet-gets-wi-fi-certified/#comment-1555051826 . You snooze you lose: http://i.imgur.com/yoQaNKo.png . :D

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      To the guy who replied LMP is L Manufacturer Preview to you in there - not a chance.

      lmp-preview-release would be preview preview. Like ATM machine or SSN number. Google isn't that dumb.

      • Simon Belmont

        Yeah. I didn't think so either.

        I only mentioned it could be plausible because people sometimes get grumpy if you openly disagree and I prefer peace in the comments. To me, this is definite evidence of Lemon Meringue Pie.

      • Tor Berglund

        or PIN-code? ;)

        • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

          PIN code is fine. It's not redundant. PIN NUMBER, on the other hand...

          • kashtrey

            It's not necessarily redundant but it also isn't very well worded. Your PIN is just that a Personal Identification Number, it's not really a code or Personal Identification number code.

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            I don't find it particularly egregious, especially compared to PIN number. In some accents, an additional word is necessary. My ex-wife was from Oklahoma, and always used to refer to an "ink pen." Why the superfluous additional word? Because in her accent pen and pin sounded identical.

          • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

            Actually it is a code, and it is a number code - a code that consists entirely of numbers.

      • Nick Adams

        What if they are that smart and are screwing with you

  • scuttlefield

    LMP sounds like "Lump". They shoud have a promotion with the band Presidents of the USA.

    • Guest

      Now I want them to change it to LSP

      • letsplaaay

        God, I hate this character haha

        • kashtrey

          Oh my glob... What?! She's one of the best characters on that show.

  • PopeTackler

    Tasty, I'm all for it. LMP for short.

  • BFRC

    LMP would work as an acronym. As a car enthousiast.

    • Simon Belmont

      Lovely Mango Puree. Large Meaty Penis.

      Lumpy Moniker Preference. Loony Muppet Pals.

    • OSagnostic

      And for people that work in Obstetrics.

    • Jason B

      LeMans Prototypes FTW!

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      As a car enthusiast you should know that LMP is already being used for Le Mans Prototype

      • BFRC

        Exactly my point

  • Thomas

    Random observation, Nexus 7(2013) and Nexus 5 were both certified less than a month from the official release

  • http://wave-france.blogspot.com Supercopter

    Why the M? Meringue's just good to ruin a lemon pie :-(

  • someone755

    But didn't sources right before "K" say it was gonna be KLP? Even the Google docs had KLP in them, but they changed it after that.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Michael addressed that at the end.

      • someone755

        I know, but all these people here saying how "LMP doesn't sound good" don't seem to...

        • Simon Belmont

          Ha. The people that don't like the sound of LMP are the same people that buy a car only for its color, and nothing else.

          Honestly, who cares what it sounds like, right? It's what the update contains that matters.

          • someone755

            Nu Simon go back to killing Dracula. The main point of an update is the sexy new name, duhh. Have you not been paying attention?

          • Simon Belmont

            Yeah! I have.

            Hmm. That's why I bought a stylish new whip, even though it sucks and can't even defeat a bat!

          • WORPspeed

            yeh but it if you were named Simon Merenque Pie Belmont, I would actually take your comments more serious, sadly the color of your name is the same as everyone else' so I forgot the point I was trying to make.....

            Anyone up for pie?

          • someone755

            Michael's tags seem to point on that.
            Also if you manage to get at least one more guy, let me know, I'll come along.

  • gardobus

    Come on AP, Legendary Meat Pie is far more likely.

  • DonSerrot

    Lemon Meringue Pie is my favorite pie, so I'm really hoping that's what they go with. If you have never tried it do yourself a favor and do so ASAP!

    • Ambroos

      How? I live somewhere (Haspengouw/Limburg/Belgium) that is absolutely pie-crazed yet I've never seen lemon meringue pie before.

  • Jorden Nading

    It's gonna be funny when they completely change it to something else just like what they did with KitKat. Y'all thought it would be KLP and nope, Google pulled a quick and clever one on all of us. I mean it was so clever that everyone was set on it being KLP whilst they were doing things with Nestlé and what happened? Mind-fucked us all. Anyone think about licorice at all?

    • Simon Belmont

      IMHO. The only point to that would be if they made a branding deal again, like they did with Nestle.

      Google WAS going to use KLP, but then struck a mutally beneficial deal with Nestle to change it to KitKat. Even the ADB status icon was a key lime pie with Android antennae at first, before it became the KitKat bars.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I just did because of you, and now you owe me a new "went a week without cringing" token..

  • ProductFRED

    Awesome! We should totally throw a Lemon Party to celebrate!

    AP Lemon Party 2014!

  • Casin

    Noooooo! What happened to Lollipop?

    • http://www.scottcolbert.com/ ScottColbert

      Who ever said it was lollipop?

    • http://nopenopenope.nope Ryuuie

      Nothing happened, it's just something techblogs latched onto.

  • froasjd

    Thank you for the cardview color values ;)

  • Alan

    L for Android LOL release

  • Guestman

    All I see is Last Menstrual Period :$

    • Gerjannn

      That would help to let woman switch from iPhone..

    • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

      Seek help.

    • med student

      Haha I'm the same. It's written on every HnP I've ever done!

  • J_Pod

    Please let it not be so, that way we can see another pie to the face! :)

  • Jon

    Like My Post

  • alacrify

    I'm calling Lemonheads - you heard it here first (from me)

  • whispy_snippet

    Lemon meringue pie. Delicious!

  • Frekko

    Android Lassi Or Laddu is way better than this

  • Andrej

    The phrase Ice Cream Sandwich contains 3 words and 16 letters, which also seems to be the case with LMP. Coincidence?

    • Stoffers

      Yes, that is a coincidence.

    • NM

      Half-Life 3 confirmed!

      • SmithCommaJohn

        Lemon Meringue Pie = 3 words. Half-Life Three = 3 words. Half-Life 3 also has a three right there in its name.

        Story checks out.

  • Jim Greco

    It's official, the next Android release is called LeMonParty!

  • Bakabanana

    inb4 Android Lemper http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemper XD

  • fabian


    • Android Developer

      Lego isn't tasty at all. It's not eve edible.

  • http://retardedgeniuscomics.tumblr.com najodleglejszy

    I keep hoping it'll be Lokum http://www.wikiwand.com/en/lokum

  • Sokvannara Chhy

    Tags: "I like pie" "man I could really go for some pie right now who's in"
    Im in!

    • Android Developer

      I noticed it only when you wrote it .

  • ElfirBFG

    LeMans Prototype

  • Anthony Castanza

    I'm not so sure putting "Lemon" in your product name is such a good idea...

  • Elliot Kotis

    I CALLED IT! It is even in the KK and L eastereggs...

    • PiLoT .

      thats a key lime pie

  • Dávid Östör

    OK, here in Hungary LMP is Lehet Más a Politika (Politics can be different), which is a political party in the Parliament :)

  • Ionut Lala

    Android Lion (another Nestle chocolate bar)

    • SmithCommaJohn

      A certain fruit company might take issue with that name.

      • Chapa

        Yeah but they sell fruit not candy.


  • Your Mother

    Android L sounds much more mysterious and exciting. time to leave the desert names behind.

    • CuriousCursor

      Yeah right, try googling any issue with android L <_<

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    What a shite name, Lollipop was perfect.

    • http://nopenopenope.nope Ryuuie

      Lollipop wasn't even official...and Lemon Meringue Pie tastes better than lollipops anyway.

  • Andy

    Personally I prefer Lamington which was used in the Udacity course run by Google

  • Marshall Ladd

    Since they already have the debug icon(key lime pie's pre kitkat icon), this makes sense.

  • PiLoT .

    it might be a shjout out to the lgbt community = Leather man pie

    • http://nopenopenope.nope Ryuuie

      Oh Jesus Christ no.

      No, seriously, I'm gay but no.




      Fucking hell no.

  • Fer

    And who did they copy this time to release this new kind of lag

  • raudskeggr

    Lemon Meringue for now. But that's only until Laffy Taffy or Life Savers workes out a paid deal to get it switched over. Maybe "Lucky Charm" in a pinch.

    • http://nopenopenope.nope Ryuuie

      Neither Google or Nestle paid each other for Kit Kat's name, why should this one be any different?

  • CuriousCursor

    hahahahahahahahha screw your secrecy Google!

  • Will S.

    Meh, I prefer it simply being called "Android L"

  • Chris

    God please no. Lollipop sounds so much better.

  • BMc

    Would love to see laffy taffy

  • ehTuBrutus


  • GraveUypo

    sorry but that stands for le mans prototype. i don't care if they want anything else, lmp means that.

  • Brian Hall

    Reading it like a license plate (fill in the missing vowels)… Limp? Lump? None have a good connotation!

    • pfmiller

      But there's also lamp, I love lamp.

  • Michael

    I should have tipped this when I first found it referenced as LMP, which was within two hiurs of the first L emulator image going live. This will sound vague as I am on mobile, but if you open the SDK manager and then open the log window, you can open the XML files that the SDK manager is "fetching" in a browser. Above the L listing it uses the LMP acronym, but I don't remember if it is lmp-preview-release.

    The XML listing will also have a ZIP file mentioned, and you can download it in a browser as it a file within the same directory as the XML file. That zip file is full of "LMP", although my goal of finding the full name written out was a bust.

  • nexus all the way

    I found a Lemon Meringue Pie in the KitKat easter egg on my nexus 5 twice

    • PiLoT .

      thats a slice of key lime. theyre made different.

  • ehTuBrutus

    LMP coming in the fall can only be "Leftover Mashed Potatoes"

  • robogo

    I always thought it was lemon merengue pie.

  • lollipop

    Indians be like : no ladoo?? http://ladoo.co/

  • Matt

    I dont think they will let the chance of another brand partner like Nestle`s Kitkat slip away.

  • Nathan J

    I'm pretty happy with this. Lemon Meringue Pie was my first guess (favorite of my mother's). Never liked Lollipop. Sounds too... bubblegum pop for my taste. But whatever. If the code is good I really don't care what they call it.

    I continue to be disappointed with so-called geeks who don't pick up on the letter L by itself (it's a somewhat popular anime character). I guess you can be a geek and not like even some anime, but some geeks gotta catch on.

  • Abbas Mustafa Bhaiji


  • Tim Cooks Boyfriend

    Trust me, I have it from a good source. It's Lollipop.

  • Zp15

    Dang it, I was rooting for Lava Cake.

  • http://fakesleep.net/ Jeremy Smith

    I would love this. Lemon meringue is my favorite

  • oneyedmonkey

    I'm still going for lemon cake, even on there developer website they have this preview.

  • nxtiak

    Why would switching the name "piss off all its developers and engineers" ???
    Who was pissed off when KLP turned to KitKat?

    • Lalit Mali

      Exactly. It's just a fancy name and it doesn't affect anything.

  • Jonathan Koren

    I was hoping for Lollipop tbh...

  • kstagg

    Great. I just hope this new OS doesn't leave us all LiMP like those in the past.

  • ArthurDBusch

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    >>>>>>>>>> http://xurl.es/z59wl


  • mad

    Relax guys.. it's still lollipop.. Lolli Motherfking Pop..

    • Lalit Mali

      U wins! U shall get a big LMP.

  • Holland
    • Simon Belmont

      That one in the lower right is Flan, I believe. That was before FroYo was called FroYo, and they were planning on calling it Flan.

      The upper one is definitely KLP. I remember reading somewhere that there were a bunch of extra images for this easter egg that were unused, so someone must have gotten them to work. Oh, here's an explanation from Ron Amadeo himself: https://plus.google.com/app/basic/stream/z12cwrgyorb1e1hhf04cgh1j2oa1svighns0k .

  • ferguson survivor

    Android Lemon

  • Gdom

    As long as it's not Lollipop.

  • Bob n Weave

    My guess is Lolly Pop!

  • pseudo

    Yum , I love lemon meringue pie. Google you got me hungry now.

  • KijBeta

    Listerine Mouthwash Peppermint

    • Lalit Mali


  • stephaniejmota

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  • chrisLE

    That was a fact since 4.4.4 update

    • Cesar

      Key lime pie.

  • sophocles

    Maybe Amelia Bedelia can introduce it.

  • Matt Pankey

    If you watch the KitKat animation in the Easter egg you will see this.

    • Cesar

      That's a key lime pie.

  • Chris Lear

    This was the first name I imagined when thinking of the L name, but I'd much prefer Lollypop.

    Besides, they should hold off on a pie name and wait until they've gone through the alphabet and back to A, then they can call it Android Apple Pie 😉

  • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

    Given the number of people ITT who can't spell lollipop it's probably a good idea for them to avoid it.


    DAT PIE.

  • kirk

    My money is on:

    Lutefisk Marshmallow Pie

  • Jonathan

    Laffy Taffy

  • Jeff Saul

    I think LMP is just a placeholder like KLP was. No one wants to associate their product with a "lemon", which traditionally refers to a flawed product, even if Lemon Meringue Pie is a tasty treat.

  • Maranello Santiago

    The name sounds awkward and long.

  • Nicko

    L Material Preview, assholes.

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    I am still holding out for Linzer torte

  • firesoul453

    Maybe they went with kitkat so they didn't have two pies in a row.

  • Mix
  • Chapa

    I still think that putting the word 'lemon' on any piece of machinery (be it the software or the actual product) is at least prone to bashing.

  • G W

    Hey AP. In the KitKat candy bar animation, when you tap 4.4 a bunch of times, there is a lemon pie every once in a while.

  • ♜Donzzy™

    Bring on the fluid animations! Can't wait!

  • loop6719

    LSP (Lumpy Space Princess) would have been better

  • Robb Nunya

    Licorice, Modder Pocker!

  • Stephan Sch

    Just to be said: LMP, in the context of the issue's subject title, just refers to a Bluetooth protocol. The "Link Manager Protocol" (LMP) controls and negotiates all aspects of the operation of the Bluetooth connection between two devices. See https://developer.bluetooth.org/TechnologyOverview/Pages/LMP.aspx