Google’s Android Version ‘Android M’ stands for Macadamia Nut Cookie

Google’s Android Version ‘Android M’ stands for Macadamia Nut Cookie

Rumors published by technology websites suggest that Google will be unveiling Android M operating system at Google I/O conference, the successor of Lollipop. Google has been naming its Android versions after desserts and sweets for the past six years.

But what Android M actually stands for was still not known. It has been said that the soon-to-be-announced Android M stands for Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC).

Android Police said the tech giant will be unveiling the successor to Lollipop at Google I/O in just a few days. Until released official the new android version will be called Android M.

Venture Beat reported that there were at least 10 mentions of the mnc-dev branch in the Android Open Source project (AOSP).

Some names of previous android versions by Google includes Key Lime Pie was placeholder for KitKat, and Lemon Meringue Pie (LMP) was for Lollipop, but still the final name of Macadamia Nut Cookie remains a mystery.

Considering these, it is likely that Macadamia Nut Cookie is just a temporary label and most probably will be substituted with some shorter and better name. Venture Beat said it could be something like Mint, Muffin, or even Milkshake.

On the other hand, Android Pit said the new android version could have names such as Milky Bar, Milky Way, Marshmallow, M&Ms, Mud Cake, and Mars.

The site speculated, "We're tipping Android Marshmallow right now because it strikes us as a more dreamy, colorful, Candy Land-style name in-keeping with the Jelly Bean/Lollipop trend".

Some also said that, Goggle will soon update its Nexus software update guarantee, which will be kick started with a commercial launch of Android M.

Google Nexus Devices starting with this version will come into market along with a two-year guarantee for major system updates and three-year guarantee for security patches.

PC Mag, however suggested that 'mille feuille' could be a contender-that is if Google wants to opt for something that is a pronunciation nightmare to distinguish the upcoming OS version from its predecessors.