Why Android Versions are codenamed on the names of eatables?


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  1. ashish04

    ashish04 Member This Topic's Starter

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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??:D
     

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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    Probably because people would rather have a cupcake in their hands than a snow leopard. ;)
     
  3. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

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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.
     
  4. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

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    what is a good dessert with the letter J?
     
  5. pwnthe2g

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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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    ninja_reject Well-Known Member

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    Jellybean.
    Jello (trademarked)
    Juicyfruit (trademarked)
    I don't know. There aren't a lot.
     
  7. Chi-TownTx

    Chi-TownTx Well-Known Member

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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. ;)
     
  8. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

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    I believe they already decided on jellybean.
     
  9. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

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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.
     
  10. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

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    I don't like sweet stuff - they could have used Habanero, Pequino Pepperoncini - all chili peppers which equates to HOT.

    Can't be any stranger than Ubuntu - Maverick Meerkat, 10.10, Natty Narwhal 11.04, and Oneiric Ocelot 11.10
     
  11. substring

    substring Well-Known Member

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    Jolly Rancher (which is also trademarked) :)
     
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    Mada Well-Known Member

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    Because we are just that cool.
     
  13. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

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    Because they're easy to remember.
     
  14. bioforce

    bioforce Well-Known Member

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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")
     
  15. ashish04

    ashish04 Member This Topic's Starter

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    lol...agree with you..:p
     
  16. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

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    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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