Craving Sugar? Grab an Android operating system…

To all you Smart Phone users!

Did you know that by having an android smart phone you actually get to carry around a very sweet desert?

Google’s Android division sure has a good sense of humor for naming each version of its operating system after a sweet. But not just a random sweet. Google’s sugary deserts follow the alphabetical order!

The pre-release versions of Android were called Astro and Bender, but these names could not be used because they were already trademarked. Then came the sugar rush….

  1. Cupcake  1.5 – Released 30 April 2009
  2. Donut  1.6 – Released 15 September 2009
  3. Éclair 2.0/2.1 – Released 26 October 2009
  4. Froyo  2.2 – Released 20 May 2010
  5. Gingerbread 2.3 – Released 6 December 2010
  6. Honeycomb 3.0 – Released 22 February 2011
  7. Ice Cream 4.0 – Released 19 October 2011
  8. Jelly Bean 4.1 – Released 9 July 2012
  9. Key Lime Pie – To come…
 And since we are talking about deserts, eye contact goes a loooooong way!
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1. Cupcake
A cupcake is a small cake, the size of an individual portion, baked in a small, thin paper or aluminum cup, usually served with frosting on top. 
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2. Donut
Donut is a small ring-shaped sweet or savory snack. It is made out of rich, light dough and deep fried, plus various sweet fillings and toppings can be added.
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3. Eclair
Eclair is a baked pastry with cream filling and chocolate coating on top. It is also known as a kind of long custard-filled French doughnut.
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4. Froyo (Frozen Yogurt)
Frozen yogurt is a frozen desert made from yogurt, so it is slightly more sour, but also lower in fat. 
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5. Gingerbread
Gingerbread is basically ginger-flavored “cake” or “cookie”. It is often made to celebrate end-of-year holidays in the US, and often in the shape of a man
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6. Honeycomb
A honeycomb is a mass of hexagonal wax cells built by honey bees in their nests to contain their larvae and stores of honey and pollen. It is a sweetened breakfast cereal that consists of honey-flavored corn cereal bits in a honeycomb shape.
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7. Ice cream sandwich
Ice cream sandwich is a layer of ice cream, usually vanilla, sandwiched between two chocolate cookies/biscuits, and usually rectangular in shape.
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8. Jelly bean
Jelly beans are a type of confectionery that comes in many different fruit flavors. They are small and generally have a hard candy shell and gummy interior.
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9. Key lime pie
Key lime pie is an American dessert made of key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk in a pie crust. The traditional Conch version uses the egg whites and has a meringue topping.
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Android itself is an interesting name. An “android” is a robot designed to resemble a human, looking and acting. The symbol for the Android operating system is that little green robot, and it’s quite possible that someone on Google’s development team had a sense of humor and though that the little guy was hungry for some desert. Of course, the development team may have just wanted to see if they could “win” Apple, which names its operating systems after cats…
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So wich one did you have for breakfast?
Check it out through your mobile settings! If your phone is shy and doesn’t want to reveal its sweet tooth, Wikipedia will do it for you! All you need to know is your Android operating system’s version number! Mine is Android 2.3.4 => Gingerbread! 🙂
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Buon appetit!

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source: Why Does Android Use Dessert Names…, Desert Names for Android Operating System

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19 thoughts on “Craving Sugar? Grab an Android operating system…

    • Thank you! I got very excited when i found out that google names its android operating systems after sweets!!! Although i must say it was disappointing finding out mine is gingerbread….i wish it was Ice cream sandwich….

      • It is a very unusual way of naming, I’m sure the developers love sweets 🙂 I wish mine was cupcake, I love cupcakes and muffins 😀

  1. My bro and sis were the first to use android phone in the family and when I’ve gotten my first android phone (and still using it) during 2 years ago, I was like…”Jellybean what?” when they were chatting about the system update…LOL…

    Thank you for sharing…Cheers!! 😀

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