It seems that the next version of Android will be known as “Lollipop”, at least if this massive hint by the company is anything to go by.
As spotted by our pals at ShinyShiny, Google posted the above image of a birthday cake to celebrate its 16th birthday… but with the cake adorned with not candles, but lollipops.
This would continue Google’s confectionary-themed naming tradition. Previous iterations of the handheld OS have been known as KitKat, Jelly Bean, Gingerbread and so on. As we already know, the new OS will be getting some “material” changes too.
We’re expecting it to be released some time this autumn.