Trick or Treat? The Remaining 17 Android Releases

Trick or Treat? The Remaining 17 Android Releases

Summary: First, there was Cupcake. Then it was Donut. Then Eclair, and now Froyo. With the imminent release of “Gingerbread”, Android fans may be wondering what versions are coming down the pike. Here are some suggestions.

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  • First, there was Cupcake. Then it was Donut. Then Eclair, and now Froyo. With the imminent release of “Gingerbread”, Android fans may be wondering what versions may be coming down the pike. In the tradition of naming code releases after successive letters in the English alphabet and tasty desserts, Google has announced that “Honeycomb” will follow over the next year and analysts are fairly certain that “Ice Cream” will follow that. But what comes after that? We're not sure, and Google hasn't announced them yet. Still, we think it might be a good idea, in the interest of customer feedback, to suggest future names for the remaining 17 releases. I've tried to avoid using brand names of products, as Google would likely run into trademarking issues if it used them. Sweet, sweet Android.

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  • This would be the first processed candy entry on the list, and is a distinctly American invention. Traditional Jellybeans were originally made with refined sugar and were first produced during the Civil War. Like most other processed candy today they are made with a combination of sugars, corn syrup and starches, along with natural and artificial flavorings. The most well-known brand of jelly bean is the Jelly Belly which came to fame from being President Reagan's favorite candy and has dozens of varieties of flavors.

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  • RE: Trick or Treat? The Remaining 17 Android Releases

    What! No Sta-Puff Marshmallows. The Googleplex needs a Sta-Puff Marshmallow Man.
    General Chat
    • RE: Trick or Treat? The Remaining 17 Android Releases

      @General Chat

      that's 'Sta-Puft' 'ya need to re-watch Ghostbusters...
      BitBanger_USA
  • cause the custard to thicken faster due to copper's improved heat conductiv

    Small amounts of copper helps stabilise the egg proteins for a firmer foam.
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