Nerdvana: Sweet ‘Droid O’ Mine

Today’s Nerdvana celebrates 2 things we love around here: tech and desserts!

Undoubtedly, you tech-savvy smartphone and PC users (i.e., infomaniacs) have noticed that all of Android’s operating systems are not only alphabetical, but are named after sweet treats. Why? Evidently, programming and designing high-tech is hungry work, which would explain the waistline of the average tech-head.

“Worst. Cliched. Generalization. Ever.”

Let’s take a gander at the delicious Android hit parade, shall we?

Android Names

  • Angel Cake
  • Battenberg
  • Cupcake
  • Donut
  • Eclair
  • Froyo
  • Gingerbread
  • Honeycomb
  • Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Jelly Bean
  • Kit Kat

The current OS, Lollipop….

…And the latest, just-unveiled OS, drum roll, please……

MARSHMALLOW.

MARSHMALLOW.

“These are making me hungry, but then so does breathing, am I right? If wanting to nosh on a piece of technology is wrong, then I don’t wanna be right! Up-top!”

Trivia Time: Initially, Android’s operating systems were going to be named after robots, tying into the whole ‘Android’ theme. A popular internet rumor goes that versions 1.0 and 1.1 were originally called Astro, as in ‘Boy’…

Astroboy2

…and Bender, but this idea was dropped. Why? Because everybody loves sweet treats. Plus, copyright lawsuits definitely aren’t delicious.

“Bite my tasty metal ass!”

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3 Comments

  1. The first two versions of Android weren’t named after desserts. The naming scheme started with Cupcake.

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  2. silverstar

    I’m aware of that. Initially, operating system 1.0 had no name at all and 1.1 was nicknamed ‘Petit Four’, however later articles now confirm the names of the first 2 operating systems to be “Angel Cake” and Battenberg”, so it would seem Android has since retconned the names retroactively in order to fit the now established dessert pattern.

    Thanks for the heads-up though; I’ve since edited the article to be more accurate.

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