Whenever an update to Android’s operating system is announced, people are always so excited to guess what the next letter will signify. Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, and Lollipop are names that are no longer just connected to food. Instead, they make up the Android operating system bloodline that powers a number of smartphones and tablets. With an impending update in the works, many can’t help but speculate that Android M will be the next version of this much loved operating system.
Many perceived the next OS update will be officially called Android Milkshake after the milkshake-like illustration seen at the recent Android M unveil event. But before you decide to add to the list of suspected names for this new update, you may want to hold off until Android releases an official statement.
Recent sources state that Android M will actually just be an Android 5.2 update instead of a 6.0 change. Considering the fact that the current update, Lollipop, was released as Android 5.0 and KitKat’s release was Android 4.4, there may be some truth to this report.
Som evidence shows Android M to be Android 5.2 instead of 6.0 due to the clock icon on the screenshot of the OS’ demo mode. In the past, Google used this same manner to give a hint on upcoming version numbers to indicate the release of the new OS. Not to mention, demo mode hides all the notifications and icons typically found in the status bar. This just proves that Android M might just get version 5.2 upon its launch.
Unfortunately, there are no clues yet on what the M stands for.