Last week Phil and the gang were at Google I/O and we were all hoping a nickname was going to be announced for the new OS, dubbed Android L. We asked you all to play along with us and throw out your guesses. Would it be Android Lollipop? Android Lima Bean? Maybe Android Limoncello (my personal fave).

Well, we still don't know. Google didn't announce a name, so we still just fondly refer to it as Android L. However, as promised, we let the randomator do its thing and choose three lucky guessers to win their choice of prize.

The winners are:

  • Hambutty
  • DroidOn
  • cboekhoven

Congratulations to the winners! You've all been contacted already and prizes are being sorted out. Everyone else, thanks for playing along, and keep an eye out for more contests soon!

There are 52 comments

Rowan Allen1 says:

Surely those who said "A name won't be announced" should be the winners?

Hunter Petit says:

Yeah, they really should.

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cpmjja says:


In the original post: "If no name is announced, then we'll pick three people at random to win a device."


sehnsucht says:

They should have at least made a name up; if no name is announced everyone gets a chance, and if a name was announced they're immediately ruling themselves out.

bryanw504 says:

I think you should make it a 4th runner up winner and it should be me.

Thanks in advance

JFMobile says:

Congratgulations Hambutty! DroidOn! cboekhoven!

cboekhoven says:

Thanks JF!

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Gator352 says:

Should have had 4 winners for the 4th!

mwara244 says:

How about 1776 winners for the the year of the independence

that seems more fair to me, because then almost everyone wins.

Marvin-13 says:

+1000000 But with my luck, i would be number 1777

sharpehenry says:

Wow congrats a device of your choice. Can't beat this prizes.

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The Stig CA says:

You guys spelled my name wrong.

But, congrats to the winners.

CowboyRon says:

I'm going to guess the winner didn't pick "liverwurst"?

jubeldum says:

Android Limburger stinks! :-P

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mythris says:


NickLippert says:


The greatest sweet of all time, Android Lard!

jubeldum says:

Sweets are best when made with lard. Pie crust are flaky and Hostess used to taste good way back when when they used lard.

Posted from my LG LS970 using my thumb

crxssi says:

But the real question is.... when WILL they announce the name? Why the mystery and delay this time?

sharpehenry says:

They are delaying because they are hoping some candy company to "pay" some money to promote their candy names. Happened to kitkat.

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They're just delaying it to get some more commotion the day it is announced. Simple and fairly free marketing....

KitKat was probably more of an exception, as the alternatives starting with K were pretty boring.

demontooth says:

Do people really care that much? I love android as much as the next game and I really don't give a shit.

NealJ777 says:

No money was involved in the Kit Kat deal. It was purely marketing.

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1966cah says:

No money exchanged hands, but cross-marketing deals like that are definitely valuable! It comes down in the "money we didn't have to spend" column, which accountants and project managers can use in so many creative ways :)

According to some folks working on the project, this was all because Google knows how search works.

Android L is pretty damn buggy, and Google is filled with search hits about those bugs. When the new name comes along, people will search for it instead of Android L and won't be influenced :)

MisterVe says:

Thanks for the explaination, it makes sense.

TenshiNo says:

Hadn't thought about that, but that's a pretty clever idea. Makes total sense.

Ramone360 says:


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travaz says:

Lemonhead candy bet on it!

Darth Spock says:

Grats guys!

come on guys, it should be the Hindi term "Laddoo". Sundar Pichai can atleast do that much :)


nadsurf says:

Lol. +1
What next? Android Mithai?

xpcjx87 says:

Damnit. So much for my educated guess.

paulw3 says:

L = 50 or 5.0

twolastnames says:

Or, you know, V

Your dumb if this makes you mad.

KushKitty says:

Lollipop, I'm pretty sure!

Congratulations guys. Lucky fellas. I never win ::/

Android Licorice

TheDu9du says:

Lucky Charms!!
If anyone asks, you heard it from me first!!!

2jjordan12 says:

Android 5.0 life savers

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dc5_k20z1 says:

Congrats two the winners ☺

kentrol72 says:


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s2weden2000 says:

It's lychee

... ( 0ppo F5) ...

jwlehman1 says:

Lemon Drop

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Nathan Bael says:

Lemon drop, lemon head, or laughy taffy, would be good if they decide to go with name brands again.

Nathan Bael says:

While lollipop is a good suggestion, I think it will end up being called Liquorice, unless they are going the way of mainstream name-brand candies,

crs2265 says:

I was going to say Lollipop as well but it got me thinking how many "Suck" jokes are going to come from it. Can't see any good coming from that...

AbeS1 says:

Congratulations guys! ..

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metle_geek says:

I never win anything I guess I'm just a looser

Congratulations to the winners :)