Nexus 8/9 Release Date – Nexus 6 Comes With Killer Android LMP
You might remember how the currently latest available version of Android’s operating system, Android KitKat, wasn’t always Android KitKat. In the early stages of the 4.4 version of Android, prior to its release, it was strongly referred to as Android KLP, standing for Key Lime Pie.
It appears that the new Android version which will be coming out, originally known to the public as Android L, will actually making a debut into the market under the name Android Lemon Meringue Pie, or LMP, for short. The Android L, or Android LMP version of the operating system was unveiled by Google at the 2014 edition of the I/O Developer convention. The LMP branding will take place upon the OS becoming ready to use for smartphones and tablets alike. This information was procured by Android Police.
The Android related blog managed to get their hands on documentation that further enlightens us in regards to the Lemon Meringue Pie issue. It seems like the blog even managed to grab Android SDK files which contained information about Android LMP and its preview version.
The HTC Nexus 8 or 9 which is expected to follow in line, also goes by the codenames Volantis and Flounder, under which it was discovered within a WiFi certification. The WiFi certification was in regard to those names, and it also featured information about the firmware, where the term LMP was used.
Another clue coming in the support of the next Android version being dubbed as Android Lemon Meringue Pie, which puts doubt further behind, is a search result encountered on the database pertaining to the Android Open Source Project. Chances are this might be the name for the new OS that are increasing with every clue.
However, it would be wise for you not to get too excited, as history shows that nothing is certain in these situations. During the period around the release of Android KitKat, everyone was sure that the successor to the successful Android JellyBean will be called Android Key Lime Pie ( KLP), as the terms was constantly used, but in the last moment, Google decided to go with the KitKat collaboration, therefore the result was Android KitKat. Also, the term LMP or Lemon Meringue Pie might just be an inside code name or referral name used for the upcoming Android version, which isn’t related to the final product’s commercial packaging name.
The Nexus 8/9 tablet, as well as the upcoming Nexus 6 smartphone will certainly benefit from the newest Android firmware, whether its name is Lemon Meringue Pie, or Android L.
For the Nexus 6 itself, everything seems to be pointing in the direction of Motorola’s Hero device, also referred to currently as the Moto X +1. The configuration behind the device is in sync with the Google Nexus etiquette, therefore making it a perfect candidate for Google to use it as a base model for its Nexus device, and also for broad speculations.
The Nexus 8/9 is believed to be a stretched-out version of the HTC One M8, with a larger 8.9 inch display, hence the confusion behind the final branding of the device (whether it will be the Nexus 8 or 9).
It is expected that the two devices will come out at short time periods from each other, somewhere in the October-December 2014 period, which also is the approximate Nexus cycle period from previous releases.
Sources: christianpost.com | ibtimes.com