Discuss: Which sweet and delicious treat do you think Android M will be named after?

Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop are now installed on a combined total of just over 12% of Android devices. Given that it's now been almost eight months since Lollipop was first announced, that's not exactly impressive, especially when you consider that 4.4 KitKat - which was first unveiled almost two years ago - still dominates the Android platform by a massive margin.

And now, looming on the horizon, is the next major update to Google's OS. Known for now as the Android 'M' release, it's so far been made available only as a Developer Preview, but the company has said that it plans to begin rolling it out to devices in the third quarter of this year.

The 'M' release

Android M introduces a range of improvements and new features, including better power management, USB Type-C support, giving users more control over app permissions, and the impressive Google Now on Tap contextual search.

But one of the most obvious questions about the new update remains unanswered: what will it actually be called when it's released?

Lollipop was referred to as 'Android L' before its name was finally announced at its formal launch last October, but various names had been mooted before then, including 'Lemon Meringue Pie' and even 'Licorice'.


There was some recent speculation that Android M would eventually be called 'Milkshake', pointing to the smartwatch worn by Google engineering vice-president Dave Burke on stage at the company's I/O conference - which appeared to show a milkshake on its display during his announcement of the OS - as a clue hidden in plain sight.

However, Burke himself appeared to shoot this idea down, explaining that he simply set up his watch face to cycle through various M-themed desserts.

So that apparently tells us what it won't be - but what do you think it will be called?

Your guess is as good as ours (or maybe even better...!)

My personal favorite is Marzipan, but Marshmallow is another popular suggestion. Of course, Google might follow up on KitKat by partnering with another company to use their registered trademark on the M release - Android Milky Way®, perhaps?

Perhaps not. It may be a while before Google officially announces its final name, but in the meantime, there's no harm in having a guess at what it might be.

So, which sweet and delicious treat do you think Android M will be named after? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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