Android M May be Version Number 5.2 Instead of 6.0 [Rumor]

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    Here's an interesting, although not completely useful rumor for your Monday morning musings. Supposedly, Android M will not have the next generation Android version number of 6.0, but instead will simply be Android 5.2.

    If true, this news would suggest that Android M will simply be an evolution and improvement of Android 5.x instead of a full blown new Android OS. This might be good news considering how buggy Android L was on initial release. It could easily be argued that it should have stayed in the oven a bit longer.

    This would mean that rather than completely overhauling the Lollipop design, Google has decided to refine it instead. The way this rumor came about is suggested in the above image. It shows a "demo mode" on an Android device with the time set at 5:20. Demo Mode is a new feature only found in Android M. The source of this intel seems to add these two bits of data up to conclude that Android M will be version number 5.2.

    While this could easily be dismissed as wild speculation, it is not unheard of to see Developers hint at future releases by using the clock creatively. Obviously it's not a lot to go on, but it is certainly possible.

    Source: PhoneArena
     
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    I'd say that's a safe bet. Idk if the clock thing is true, but we've had new "named" updates that were still within the Number of the previous update, haven't we? Or is my memory failing me.

    Was it the 2.1 update? I know we've had at least one or 2 that were updates like this, tweaks on a more major update that preceded them, so the number didn't jump past the .9 mark to a new version number altogether.
     
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    I was going to say JB>KK and Froyo>GB without looking it up.

    Didn't the first Droid start on Froyo? The earlier versions were never officially on any phones. Yes? No?
     
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    OG Droid shipped with Eclair. Cupcake and Donut were exclusive to the G1, I believe.
     
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    Ah...forgot about the G1.
     
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    G1...cache swap..overclock...no Bluetooth transfers..mms was broken...GPS sucked...THOSE WERE THE DAYS! Lol

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    Did it have a removable battery and sd card?

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