Google has followed an alphabetical system when it comes to naming their Android versions. Right now we are in “K” which stands for KitKat, and previously we had “J” for Jelly Bean, “I” for Ice Cream Sandwich, and so on. So based on this, we can only assume that the next Android build will be based on the letter “L”.
Right now it’s pretty much anyone’s guess as to which L-named dessert that Google could name the next build of Android after, but thanks to a bunch of screenshots that made its way onto Reddit, it seems like the use of the “L” name might have been confirmed. The original images surfaced on the Chromium Issue Tracker which has since been taken down, but not before they were saved and posted onto Reddit.
As you can see in the top left corner in the screenshot, it shows an icon the seems to represent the letter “L”. They also show a login dialog that looks different from the current build of Android, along with what appears to be a redesigned version of Chrome that seems to be based on Google’s alleged Quantum Paper design language. There’s no telling how accurate or real these screenshots are, but Android Police, who have had a pretty solid reputation, seems to think that they are, so that’s worth taking note of.
Google I/O will be kicking off this Wednesday so hopefully Google will have additional details about their next Android build at the event, so do check back with us then to find out more.