Rumours abound today with the likelihood that Android 5 will be named Licorice and not Lollipop as long believed. This stems from a post by Giovanni Calabrese, a Google worker, and also the man that designs the Android statues that you see standing outside of the Google offices (I’ve always wanted a Father Christmas one of those standing on my lawn, go figure).
Giovanni posted an update on Google+ saying that he “never had a great liking for Licorice, but damn! there are some great flavors out there!!!”. Phone Arena have picked up on the fact that Licorice was spelt with a capital L. That, and the fact that he works for Google, as the Android statue designer no less, is enough to make the post stand out.
It could be nothing – let’s face it it’s most likely nothing – but we all love the self induced hysteria that precedes an Android update.
Personally I was hoping for Android Lion-Bar, which would raise the possibility of some great marketing images. What about Android Lemon Bon Bon, or Android Lindt Chocolate? Or the delightful Android Love Hearts?
Who knows? But I think we’re about to find out.