Google Android Lollipop

You may have noticed if you’re a Google Android user that different Android versions are named after candy and confectionary. Over the years, there have been Lollipop, KitKat, Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, and more. It’s certainly an interesting choice, naming these versions after things that satisfy our sweet tooths. And, for the record, Android 5.0 Lollipop is the latest version – just saying…

While Robert Zak, author of this article, likes to think that “there’s a wise and sage-like individual at Google HQ who sits in a giant archive full of candy, eruditely studying the names until Google’s marketing team consults him once a year to listen to his verdict,” that’s unfortunately not the reality. The answer is simple: the name game started out as an inside joke, an earlier version of Android nicknamed Cupcake.

Doesn’t it seem like most things are ruined by an inside joke? Ruins the imagination almost, but let’s not lose out hope yet. Although an earlier version started out as an inside joke, it doesn’t mean that there’s no rhyme or reason to the names now. Zak writes, “Years later, when Google introduced Android 4.4 KitKat, Google explained that the reason behind the ‘sweet’ Android naming convention was because smartphone and tablets sweeten up our lives.”

And at CIMA Confections, we couldn’t agree more! Lollipops and such do sweeten up our lives, warming all the feelings inside our hearts. It’s about time that the tech world admitted to be heavily influenced by candy! What do you think?