Google hints at Android 5.0 Lollipop launch in World Cup Tweet
It’s become clear that Google has got into the habit of ‘unintentionally’ leaking its upcoming devices and software, with the company teasing the release of Android 5.0, which is expected to be named ‘Lollipop’. This candy on a stick is thought to be the codename which fis next in the alphabetical list of sweet treats. The hint came in one of Google’s official Tweets about the World Cup and Google Now
The Mountain View based tech giant has hinted the existence of the next version of Android through an image attached to a tweet, embedded below. Never mind what the tweet is actually about, what we are interested in is the time of the clocks on the devices shown in the picture.
— A Googler (@google) June 11, 2014
It has been noticed that Google’s Nexus devices on Google Play usually show the time to reflect the version of the OS in use upon them, for instance, 4:40 for the current version of Android 4.4 KitKat. However, the photo in this official tweet reads 5:00. Pundits reckon this indicates the imminent release of a new version of the Android OS. It does sound convincing – Google has been using the time on its press shots to hint at the next version of Android as far back as version 2.3 Gingerbread.
Features of the new Android version 5.0 are still unconfirmed, with previous reports indicating that this next gen mobile OS will be officially announced at Google’s I/O developer conference coming up later this month. Other convincing rumours include a possible new design for the new OS, according to a screenshot uncovered by Android Police, along with the theory of Quantum Paper, which is supposedly Google’s plan to combine all of its services under one common design framework so developers can produce a unified OS experience across all devices/platforms.
All said, we are excited to see what Google has to offer at Google I/O, as it is likely that the company will be bringing some new eye-opening, game changing technology to the tablet market.