Android OS version code names...

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    Most of us know that the Android version code names have been as follows:

    Cupcake
    Donut
    Eclair
    FroYo
    Gingerbread
    (next slated OS)

    That said, has anyone else noticed that their nomenclature has been ALPHABETICAL? (C,D,E,F,G)

    That makes me wonder if there were code names prior to Cupcake that were "A" and "B" code names? Maybe these were the test versions before Cupcake originally came out?

    Also, what do you folks think will come after Gingerbread!? If they continue their current approach to their code names (alphabetical & desserts/treats), it should begin with the letter "H"!

    Maybe Huckleberry Pie?! :icon_ goofy:

    Mmmmm..... pie [​IMG]
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    I vote for Hazelnut
     
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    I was talking to a Google engineer about Android and he said he was running Honeycomb on his Nexus for a bit, but went back to gingerbread because it wasn't really stable yet.

    Who knows, that could just be an internal name they gave it...
     
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    hazlenut sounds cool but it has to be a desert. hagen daz? lol jk. i can really think of any that start with H.
    heres some i thought of
    Ho-Ho
    haystack
    honey-bun
    honey cake
    heavenly hash ice cream
    halavah
    Heath bar
    hazelnut torte (goes to hazle nut i know)
     
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    Just some guesses:

    A - Apple Pie
    B - Banana Split

    Little known fact, "froyo" was a popular term on the stanford campus years before it was popularized. Stanford has a lot of these cutesy terms...memchu (memorial church), coho (coffee house), etc.

    H - hotcakes?
     
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    desserts, or morning treats? I realize hazelnut is a flavor of coffee, but it's in line with the morning theme...HoneyRoll?
     
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    I have a craving for Ho-Hos now!!! :icon_eek:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Android A and B were prototypes. Never released or announced.
    H is slated as Honycomb.
     
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    How did donut beat out danish? I bet there were some hurt feelings over that one.
     
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    After Honeycomb is supposed to be Icecream.
     
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    Enough with the treats. I need a meal, H, should've been Ham Sandwich. And an I-cee to wash it down :D
     
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    5.0 Jelly roll

    sent from my thunderbolt
     
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    My 6 year old daughter (excuse me 6 AND 1/2) votes for......

    JELLYBEAN as the next OS. (She insisted I post this for proof later.)dancedroid
     
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    Android has seen a number of updates since its original release. These updates to the base operating system typically fix bugs and add new features. Generally, each new version of the Android operating system is developed under a code name based on a dessert item. Past updates included Cupcake and Donut. The code names are in alphabetical order (Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich). Below is a list of the most recent versions, and what they include:


    • 2.0 (Eclair) included a new web browser, with a new user interface and support for HTML and the W3C Geolocation API. It also included an enhanced camera app with features like digital zoom, flash, color effects, and more.[SUP][/SUP]
    • 2.1 (Eclair) included support for voice controls throughout the entire OS. It also included a new launcher, with 5 homescreens instead of 3, animated backgrounds, and a button to open the menu (instead of a slider). It also included a new weather app, and improved functionality in the Email and Phonebook apps.[SUP][/SUP]
    • 2.2 (Froyo) introduced speed improvements with JIT optimization and the Chrome V8 JavaScript engine, and added Wi-Fi hotspot tehtering and Adobe Flash support[SUP][/SUP]
    • 2.3 (Gingerbread) refined the user interface, improved the soft keyboard and copy/paste features, and added support for Near Field Communication [SUP][/SUP]
    • 3.0 (Honeycomb) was a tablet-oriented[SUP][/SUP][SUP][/SUP][SUP][/SUP] release which supports larger screen devices and introduces many new user interface features, and supports multicore processors and hardware acceleration for graphics.[SUP][/SUP] The Honeycomb SDK has been released and the first device featuring this version, the Motorola Xoom tablet, went on sale in February 2011.[SUP][/SUP]
    • 3.1 (Honeycomb) was announced at the 2011 Google I/O on 10 May 2011. - To allow honeycomb devices to directly transfer content from USB devices[SUP][/SUP]
    • 3.2 (Honeycomb) is "an incremental release that adds several new capabilities for users and developers". Highlights include optimization for a broader range of screen sizes; new "zoom-to-fill" screen compatibility mode; capability to load media files directly from the SD card; and an extended screen support API, providing developers with more precise control over the UI.[SUP][/SUP]
    Future releases that have been announced include:


    • 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)[SUP][/SUP]is said to be a combination of Gingerbread and Honeycomb into a "cohesive whole".[SUP][/SUP] It will be released in October or November 2011.[SUP][/SUP]
     
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