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Old November 11th, 2011, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Android 1.5 -- Cupcake
Android 1.6 -- Donut
Android 2.1 -- Eclair
Android 2.1 -- Froyo

Android 2.3
Android 2.3.2 -- Ginderbread
Android 2.3.3
Android 2.3.7

Android 3.0
Android 3.1 -- HoneyComb
Android 3.2

Android 4.0 -- Ice Cream Sandwich

What's the relation between Google and eatables?? Why are Android versions always codenamed as something eatable? Does anyone know the answer??

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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably because people would rather have a cupcake in their hands than a snow leopard.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, they are deserts and deserts are usually something sweet, so maybe Google wanted to make the association that Android == sweet.

Either that, or that they could pick more names for deserts than say...large cats. I wonder what the next OS X will be named? Ferocious Bobcat?! I think they expended all the large cats.
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what is a good dessert with the letter J?
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"Apple OSX Kittens. Yes, the worlds best operating system just got adorable" But i would think that android does it because they are delicious/sweet foods so they try to put that image in your head. Especially since the devices are usually advertised as Android x.x "food" so its never really just a number so the naming is important
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Jellybean.
Jello (trademarked)
Juicyfruit (trademarked)
I don't know. There aren't a lot.
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From what i hear google is a very laid back and fun place to work. At least that's what a friend of my mothers who works for them tells me. Basically it's like a big frat house of jokers at times. If this is true i can see them naming the various operating systems after food just for the hell of it.

Why try to think up a cool name like Linux, OS ST3 Extreme etc when you can just name it after various food items and call it a day? As long as it works who cares what it's called.
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I believe they already decided on jellybean.
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there's a tradition in software development to have a code name for your major versions... And typically those code names have a common theme. Google decided on desserts as their theme. And that's that.
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I don't like sweet stuff - they could have used Habanero, Pequino Pepperoncini - all chili peppers which equates to HOT.

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Android 1.5 -- Cupcake
Android 1.6 -- Donut
Android 2.1 -- Eclair
Android 2.1 -- Froyo

Android 2.3
Android 2.3.2 -- Ginderbread
Android 2.3.3
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Android 3.1 -- HoneyComb
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Android 4.0 -- Ice Cream Sandwich

What's the relation between Google and eatables?? Why are Android versions always codenamed as something eatable? Does anyone know the answer??
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Like Novoxx said. Google uses deserts. Mac uses big cats. Microsoft used to use place names, but I don't know if they still do that. When I used to make some apps (back in the Win9X days), I used water themes (Like "Project Raging Stream")
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Probably because people would rather have a cupcake in their hands than a snow leopard.
lol...agree with you..:P
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Like Novoxx said. Google uses deserts. Mac uses big cats. Microsoft used to use place names, but I don't know if they still do that. When I used to make some apps (back in the Win9X days), I used water themes (Like "Project Raging Stream")
For the WP OS, it seems they'll use fruits, although not sure of the order, as their first major update was Mango...

Symbian^3 by Nokia uses ladies' names (Anna, Belle, etc).
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