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These $2,000 Samsung desserts are the second-priciest but only fourth-tastiest I've had this week

These $2,000 Samsung desserts are the second-priciest but only fourth-tastiest I've had this week

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Fold2, it came with a revamped Galaxy Z Premier service that aimed to provide a bit more than mere software support or troubleshooting. It started to come with exclusive rewards, gifts, and promotions. One of the most recent (if you consider six weeks ago recent) was for a dessert box from Michelin star Chef Daniel Boulud. At a $75 value, Samsung and Daniel included a total of 6 desserts, 2 Lemon Madeleines and 4 Cannelé de Bordeaux. (Though the image showed off some sort of open-face macaron, that sadly wasn't included.)

In the usual Android Police fashion, that meant we had to take a break from sailing the world on a yacht with our $2,000 folding phone to take a look.

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Samsung's elite foldable club gets its strangest perk yet

Samsung's elite foldable club gets its strangest perk yet

Remember Samsung's Galaxy Z Premier service, that thing they launched when they announced the super-expensive Galaxy Z Fold back in 2019? It's still around! Yeah, weird, right? Initially promoted as an upper echelon of live, 24-7 technical support, Samsung has expanded it into a suite of owner benefits for its most expensive devices. Including desserts, apparently.

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Google Wants Your Help Creating A Name For Android N

Google Wants Your Help Creating A Name For Android N

A new version of Android is on the way, but Google isn't announcing a name at Google I/O. All throughout the keynote, the next release continues to go by Android N.

That's set to change in the fall when the update starts appearing on new devices. But before then, Google needs to come up with a name.

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Google Opinion Rewards Is Asking Users About Possible Names For Android N

Google Opinion Rewards Is Asking Users About Possible Names For Android N

Every time there's a new version of Android on the horizon, there's also a rash of speculation as to what dessert Google will use for its next codename. For Android N, now in an early and promising developer preview, the situation is no different. Android fans seem stuck on "Nutella," which would mean another licensed deal like the one with the KitKat rollout, though it's at least faintly possible that Google will use the name of an Indian dessert, as CEO Sundar Pichai hinted in a question and answer session.

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Themendous Is The Company That Makes Google's Android Statues, Here's How They Made The Latest 'KitKat' One

Themendous Is The Company That Makes Google's Android Statues, Here's How They Made The Latest 'KitKat' One

Every time Google pushes out a new version of Android, they lift up a new statue in front of the Googleplex commemorating whichever sweet desert serves as the current codename. When the company revealed Android 4.4 yesterday and its codename "KitKat," they released a photo of the new statue standing in front of similar ones for Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb, Gingerbread, etc. Those statues are all made by the same company, Themendous, and those fine folks have released photos documenting the creation of the latest statue.

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The choice of the name KitKat has bothered some for being Android's first use of a trademarked name (in this case, one owned by Nestle), but apparently it was all in good fun.

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Yes, Key Lime Pie Is The Only Dessert That Starts With A "K," Jelly Bean Is Probable, And Version Numbers Are Anyone's Guess

Yes, Key Lime Pie Is The Only Dessert That Starts With A "K," Jelly Bean Is Probable, And Version Numbers Are Anyone's Guess

Holy cow. The Android version name rumor-mill has been cranking at full steam for the last couple of months, and everyone seems pretty well-convinced that Jelly Bean is the chosen title for Google's next iteration of the mobile operating system. Way back in September, The Verge suggested that a "reliable source" had told them Jelly Bean was the real McCoy. Let's talk about what we know about Google's naming strategy so far with Android, and why anything but Jelly Bean would make almost no sense.

First, what names have there been? Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and Ice Cream Sandwich.

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