Andy Rubin Android K version

Dunno how we all missed this during Google IO -- but we did. There in the demonstration of how you can resize widgets is either a fun little Easter egg, or a very excited Andy Rubin, who on May 6 apparently sent an e-mail with the following subject line:

K release — I've got the BEST name ever ...

Now all we have to do is figure out just what ol' Andy came up with. Any ideas?

Thanks, Brodie!

There are 82 comments

fryhole says:

Koala Bear Milkshake


jordanetodd says:

Kettle Corn!

INK says:

I think this is what its going to be not alot of k's. Hey guys what about android version L?

Daptonic says:

Klondike Bar

BrianTufo says:

Damn you took my idea!

E_man says:


stellarforce says:

I bet it's Kiwi.

ibejack96 says:

it has to be in the form of a sweet

ibejack96 says:

it has to be in the form of a sweet

brodieduncan says:

I find it has to be Key Lime Pie like the J release has to be Jellybean

ZDriver says:


squiddy20 says:

Key Lime Pie!

Wookiee says:

When I read it, my first thought was, "What's so special about the name Andy Rubin? It's not THAT great..."

Come on, I couldn't have been the only one...

doncerda says:

hahah nope i thought the same thing... say the K release part but didn't pay it much mind

dchanson says:


Krispy Kreme (huge, mind blowing merger where Google purchases Krispy Kreme donuts...)

Krispy Treat (who doesn't love rice krispy treats)



Keilbasa Sausage...

albie1937 says:


is "K release" a reference to the next version of android?? did i miss "J" ?

"J" has not been announced but most people assume the obvious "Jello" just like the something to do with ice cream for "I"

icebike says:

Jello is a registered trademark. So it won't be that.

onixblack says:

Jell-O is copyrighted not Jello...

Dementius#AC says:

No, Jello is definitely copyrighted just ask anyone from the band Green Jello in the mid 90s who were forced to change their name to Green Jelly after numerous lawsuits. I don't see Bill Cosby doing Android commercials either..

ZoogieZork says:

"Jelly Beans" has been the first thing that comes to mind around here -- maybe my friends and I just don't eat enough Jello.

Mmm... jelly beans...

ajschenk says:

I'm guessing Jelly Donuts. Jello won't fly with a trade-mark name.

scuttlefield says:

My thought is that Jelly Donut would be too similar to the D-relaese "Donut". Maybe Jelly Danish, but I'm still going with Jellybean.

INK says:

Jelly doughnut is to much like doughnut and eclair

ajschenk says:

I forgot about the "D" release name. I'll change my answer to Jelly Roll. It will probably be Jelly Bean....I'm just not a fan of those nasty little things.

scuttlefield says:

I've heard a lot of rumors that "Jellybean" will be the J release.

Bendroid55 says:

Jelly Ring

albie1937 says:

Kit Kat!

Goran98 says:

Are you a wizard? o.o

d3m0li5h3r says:

Ladies and gentlemen, we have our winner here..

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albie1937 says:


albie1937 says:

Its a small bitter orange.

albie1937 says:

Khronic! LOL!

icebike says:

It has got to be a desert item, so the sausage is out. It won't be a registered trademark, so brand names are out.

I like the Key Lime, as there aren't a lot of others that meet the restrictions.

w0rryw0rt says:


MitchRapp says:

I think it pretty much has to be Key Lime Pie, cuz Kit Kat is a brand and the rest of the K deserts are Indian.......

icebike says:

And attracting sales in India would be of no value to Google?

simhar04 says:

What about Kugel, seeing as Andy Rubin is Jewish and its sounds like google.

ajschenk says:

That would be an awesome name, but Kugel isn't always a dessert. It's commonly served in a less sweet version as a side dish.

Kool Menthol 100's!!!!!

albie1937 says:

Kit Kat seems more likely since every one knows it. I bet if its that Google and Kit Kat will work together. It would be really beneficial to Kit Kat to accept if this comes to fruition. Android Robot holding a Kit Kat bar.

icebike says:

Even if Kit Kat went along with trademark infringement, its not a desert. All the prior versions have been named after generic deserts or pastry treats.

Lexihel says:

Well... Looks like... right now... two years in the future and from sundar the man... This image gives the kitkat supporters some reason:

auzair says:

This guy, only this guy got it!

tvanden says:

Kool Aid

jackdw says:

I actually saw that! (I couldn't not read Andy Rubin's emails when I had the chance.) I really hope it's kumkwat.

ajschenk says:

Kolaches, Krumkake, or Kulich

HondaCop says:


Brilliant play, Google. Post an easter-egg and then scour comment threads of fans doing your work for you! Hive-marketing at its finest!

I'm goin with knuckle sandwich.


sakasune says:

lol yes I'm going with knuckle sandwich too :p


scuttlefield says:

I think that Key Lime Pie is good but too specific. All the other names have not been a flavor of a desert just the desert name (i.e. Pie, not Key Lime Pie). I think that "Kolacky" would be hilarious, but it's to regional and has too many different spellings. "Kit Kat" and "Klondike Bar" are brands, so...nope. Kiwi (or Kumquat)...maybe, but it's a fruit, not a desert per se. Kahlua...don't think they will go for the alcohol.

It was said all the way up at the top, but I think Kettle Corn is the best guess? It's sweet, it's not a brand, most people should know what it is...

doncerda says:

Since they are deserts then i would assume something like key lime or and j would definitely have to be something like jelly bean!! Jello isn't that great hahaha

weehooherod says:


HondaCop says:


crashybear says:

Krappy Kludge is not a dessert - so we don't have to worry about that :p - Kalahari might be a good twist in that is is a desert :)

HondaCop says:

Ku Klux Klan

HondaCop says:

Krotch Kock

pff1029 says:

KandyKake! I'd be a proud Philadelphian...

Week I actually think the j version would be named jello...? K might be kit kat our keesh.....? What yall think....?

SanGo says:

well, seeing as how "keesh" is spelled Quiche...I think that's out.

Cowchip says:


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ro1224 says:

How about KRAPER like where this whole story belongs. I say Google should get the current OS fully implemented before it starts stirring up drama over future iterations - several levels deep. My EVO 4G still has Froyo but now we're discussing something like "Kool-Aid"? Hopefully not of the purple variety.

ResDog says:

I think J will be Jam.

K will most likely be Key Lime Pie, but I would like to see something different, as I am allergic to it.

lazymac says:

Klondike if dessert, Kryptonite if not a dessert.

Good one SanGo got my ass handed to me in my first comment post

thesconix says:

Wait, is the IO Android keynote online?

Joelski says:


Pmpj172 says:

K Y jelly- ooooooo

bdpjumbi says:

Kool-A-Koo! Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rfm2113 says:

How about Kefir? Kettle corn is a good one too.

w5cyc says:

I'm so glad Google is working on the K-name. The only thing that would make me happier is Sprint getting around to pushing the G-name to my Evo.

fiveojeb says:

kash just sayin..

fiveojeb says:

kash kow......anyone.???

MrJazz says:

TAPioca! Oops - not there yet!


MrJazz says:

Krispy Kreme.

Qoheleth says:

Kettle corn

mmiller777 says:

Kugel is definitely it. Type "Dessert K" into Google and let it do auto-complete and the first dessert that pops up is Kugel. And, as simhar04 pointed out, it sounds like Google.