Android nicknames

It's the eve of Google I/O, and we've been promised a taste of the next version of Android during tomorrow's keynote address. (You've got our liveblog bookmarked, right?) So let's have a little fun. What do you think the "L" version of Android will be? Lollipop? Licorice? Lemon? Lima Bean?

Give us your guess in the comments. If a new nickname is announced tomorrow — and that's not a given, folks — then we'll round up those who guessed right and pick two at random to receive a little something something from us. Given that it's I/O, figure it'll be a Nexus of some sort. (Hell, we'll even let you choose — phone or tablet.) If no name is announced, then we'll pick three people at random to win a device.

Just because we can.

Good guessing, and good luck!

 
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cboekhoven says:

Lollipop or lemon head

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Copiondor says:

Lollipop

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synchronous says:

Lima Bean

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Invalid entry. Pick one.

cboekhoven says:

But probably lollipop

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bigbill25 says:

Yup, I'm going with Lemon Head

Kvoth says:

Lemon Meringue

mwara244 says:

Lady Fingers
Licorice
Laffy Taffy,
Life Savers
Lindor Balls

Life Savers would be good since they could float around the screen and have all the Colors of Google

NeatOman says:

Thank you, now ima get me some lemon heads :-)

xgalalx says:

Limousine✌

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Sunofabob says:

+1

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mwara244 says:

Licorice I'd assume.

M&M's has already signed or is going to sign with Google for the next version

Jimmy_Jo#AC says:

Lollipop

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Glt5000 says:

Android Lychee! Heard it here 1st! lol

TomW093 says:

If by "here", you mean "Koush's Google+"

Glt5000 says:

Yeah! "HERE" /s lol

It is time to turn attention to the Chinese market...so lychee is a good guess. But no...

The new name will be Lo Mein!

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MUFColin says:

Lollipop

Carl051 says:

Licorice

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Iicorice?

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Narduin says:

Lollipop

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vitak124 says:

Lifesaver

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Apaca1ypse says:

This +1 lifesaver

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TheDu9du says:

Lifesaver is a good guess +2

larry greg says:

Yes

Celtic Fury says:

never thought of that! why not make money off corporations like nestle (kit kat) or whomever owns lifesavers

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sentinelred says:

That sounds good

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I agree. This would be a cool name... especially with Google Fit included.

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Brainerd says:

Life Savers would continue with the cross-marketing strategy that started with KitKat.

However.... Hershey makes KitKat in the USA and Life Savers is a Wrigley product that is owned by Mars. This could be a problem. Kinda like choosing Coke right after using Pepsi.

BTW... Lemonheads is owned by the Ferrara Candy Company. Probably not the big name conflict that would be Hershey vs. Mars.

How about "Lowrey's Meat Snacks?" Would vegetarians skip this version of Android?

Lifesavers were invented a town over from where I live... That would be neat.

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rickyromero says:

I'm gonna go with Lollipop

ddcitanul says:

Lemon drop

Zenodotus5 says:

I thought of this one too. I like it. Feels classic to me.

defbehinds says:

I'm with you. .. Lemon drop

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Legellan says:

Lifesaver.

put me down for lemon drop also.

leaponover says:

I'm picking this one as well

CMercs says:

Me too

mdl27 says:

+1 dude

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cyclingfreak says:

Yep, lemon drop seems most likely to me.

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Joseph Ball1 says:

Licorice

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Aidan Byrne says:

Lollipop

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mldiroff says:

Last was KitKat, this will be Lemonhead.

Steve Hirjak says:

Absolutely... Lemon head!

Russ Smith says:

Lemonhead isn't an international brand though.

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DeerSteak says:

LADY FINGERS

drrajoo says:

What about Mens fingers

DeerSteak says:

Obviously that's the M release.

elvisgp says:

Probably lollipop, but I'm hoping for a partnership with Lindt.

I would run out an buy the new nexus un a matter of seconds. I love lindt

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crispybbq says:

Lollipop, just because I'd love to see the bugdroid statue.

Michael_CS says:

A few guesses...

Lollipop
Lemon Drop
Lemon Meringue

Lucas Nevado says:

Lollipop

ultravisitor says:

Licorice

ludwigh says:

I'm guessing that Google is using the Roman numeral "L", which means 50, as a hint that Android 5.0 will be announced.

I like this logic, not sure it'll be the case, but cool if it was.
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jhhoffma says:

Half-Life 3 confirmed...

Seggzy says:

Lol

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minipot says:

Lol funnily enough is going to be the next version of android.

Just to troll us all.

Nice idea!

JoeyStyles says:

Nice

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udazavlanje says:

It's "L" only because it's in alphabetical order.
Froyo, Gbread, ICS, JB, KitKat.

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udazavlanje says:

* G - Honeycomb - ICS

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Sunofabob says:

Word.

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chayes995 says:

Lemonade

I agree - I think the new Android will be Lemonade.

scmurphy13 says:

Licorice.

chiweed says:

Licorice!

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hoorayforjc says:

Lollipop

jstef16 says:

Lollipop please?

kj11 says:

Like kit Kat, how about another brand.... Lifesaver?

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Nof603 says:

Lollipop

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alaurita says:

Life Savers

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fiverings5 says:

Lollipop

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My guess is Lemon Meringue Pie

bobbob1016 says:

Beat me to it.

pstellato73 says:

lollipop, lollipop oh, lolli lolli lolli, lollipop!

Zefal151 says:

Lemon Cake

even_steven says:

Lollipop

tpags says:

Lychee

Nomis36Simon says:

Gotta be lemonade

TheChefSLC says:

lemon meringue pie

fiverings5 says:

Lima Bean

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Lemonade or Lollipop !

anthonok says:

Lady fingers

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anthonok says:

Lesbians

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MERCDROID says:

Haha this guy wins

jubeldum says:

Labia?

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Joel E says:

Pfftthahahaaaaa

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David Nurbin says:

Goes with the "Lady Fingers" theme

havesomejoe says:

Lollipop

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Laffy Taffy

ಠ益ಠ

Joel E says:

+1

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TheDu9du says:

Good guess

enoch861 says:

+1.
If there's one thing I've noticed is the last 4 Android versions have been 2 or 3 words long. Gingerbread (Ginger Bread), Honeycomb (Honey Comb), Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat (Kit Kat). So logically speaking, Laffy Taffy makes sense.
That would be too awesome!

MojoVersion8 says:

OK, in that case it could be Life Savers

tastisnax says:

I'm also going with Laffy Taffy. Lemon Head and Life Saver(s) don't sound like candy out of context. Latch Taffy totally still sounds like a sweet, and I'm banking they'll do another brand.

TonyHoyle says:

I'm not so sure.. One of the reasons they went with KitKat because it was internationally recognised. Most of the suggestions appear to be local US brands.

I suspect lollypop.. But something completely out of left field like Lego would be cool.

Sunofabob says:

Finally something different.

AC App via Nexus 5

DaHui623 says:

That's a good one.

Audemars02 says:

I want to say Licorice, but going to go with LemonDrop (although a parnership with LemonHeads would be great ... just check out their mascot to see how awesome the Android statue could be https://twitter.com/lemonhead )

MRCLrider says:

Lime

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fiverings5 says:

Lemon Drop

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waverider317 says:

Lollipop for the millionth time haha

dataquest#IM says:

Lollipop.

Tim Glaraton says:

Limeade. Or Locos Taco

Uncle Louie says:

Lemon Drop

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ba11sy says:

Life Savers

TokranePo says:

I've hesitated to make an account for over a year. What was I thinking? These contests are fun. I believe in
Lollipop

IAMJOSEOCHOA says:

Lemonhead

harun_91 says:

Lollipop

kennethbring says:

Laffy Taffy

droid_ace says:

Gotta be Lollipop

xBigReemo says:

I think they will tie it to another brand of candy so I'm going to go with LIFESAVER

Memphis York says:

LIFESAVER +1

gdbusby says:

Licorice, only because I like it as a snack

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IAMJOSEOCHOA says:

Lemonhead

fiverings5 says:

Licorice

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gutt3 says:

lolipop fo sho

Premium1 says:

Laffy taffy, ha jk licorice

fiverings5 says:

Lollipops

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MojoVersion8 says:

obviously it's going to be Lamington

tgaskill says:

Lollipop

csmall says:

lemon meringue

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ricokyle says:

Lollipop

waverider317 says:

Laffy taffy

yogirl#AC says:

I really am thinking it will be lollipop.

Licorice........

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dtor500 says:

Lollipop

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fingercuffs says:

Lemon Meringue!

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fiverings5 says:

Life savers

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Lemon Pie..... I wish (I love lemon pie :)

Got Nexus?

Buckintown says:

Lindenberry

AlwaysSmile says:

Lemon Meringue Pie (LMP) or Lollipop

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BubblesUp says:

How 'bout Lik M Aid (like the old candy) or Lava Cake?

uofmike says:

Lemon Meringue Pie

kuri22 says:

Hmm... Lollipop? Lemon tart? Lemonade? Lime pie?

Or if they are going to partner with another snacks company again... Lindor? Lotte?

vividrich says:

It's not original, but I'm feeling lollipop....

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PikkonX says:

Lemon head

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Jude M says:

Lollipop!!! Can't wait, pick me android central!! @--

fiverings5 says:

LitLat

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Suntan says:

Lollipop

-Suntan

Life savers

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Rahul Sinha1 says:

It will be called Android "Lassi"

jayochs says:

lolipop! definitely.

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Ponic says:

Lollipop

draken says:

Lemon Meringue pie

Casey DC says:

Lemon jello.

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sharpehenry says:

Lemon lime.

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kokatron says:

Lollipop!

Kidallstar says:

loganberry, Linguine, and Linzor Torte, are my 3 guesses.

Chris Oz says:

Lamington!

troysyx says:

Lemon Meringue

anoesis says:

My vote is lollipop

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david white9 says:

I think lime or lemon

Like a lemon to a lime a lime to a lemon. I sip the def ale with all the fly women.

bumpandrun says:

+1

sjsmr2 says:

Lollipop!

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pdiddyfan says:

Licorice

eprisencc says:

Lollipop.

waverider317 says:

Lemon Meringue Pie

MerkMod says:

Lemohead,Lollipop ,Licorice or Lassi

droid89089 says:

lifesavers ftw!

Licorice

heat3610 says:

Lima Bean
Just kidding nobody likes Lima beans right? How about we go with Lollipop.
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Lemon Party. Obviously.

Lollipop, licorice or laffy taffy.

dvdsteve says:

Lava cake? Now THAT is some tasty dessert

jrocm says:

Lollipop!!! lock it in!

Kiltboy says:

licorice

deafcheer says:

I'm going to guess Lollipop or LemonHead. I saw one comment on FB said "Lasagna!" which is funny!

mallow1998 says:

Lemon meringue pie!

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alexbr91 says:

I will have to go with Licorice.

reeper55 says:

Lollipop

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libraryclg says:

Lemon pie

lamanna11 says:

Licorice

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tsipka says:

Lemonade

demon09 says:

Lemon Meringue

Dizfunctions says:

Laffy Taffy

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mikewelch5 says:

I'm feeling a big change in the OS... So I'll go outside the box and say 'LASAGNA' .

eahinrichsen says:

Lollipop.

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myersjesse says:

Lemonade

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rockyjay says:

Lifesavers because " it's a hole lot of fun"

rsehawaii says:

Originally, I thought Lollipop, but I like Lifesavers for this reason, too.

iLLusive says:

Lemon Meringue Pie aka LMP
Lollipop aka LP

Or curve ball we jump to 5.0 and actually skip L and it goes to Android M for Marshmellow ~

myersjesse says:

Lollipop

Note2

kitster says:

I would love it to be Limoncello, but it is going to be LOLLIPOP.

Schhy says:

Lollipop. No question

Lemon meringue or lemon drop

Kiltboy says:

lemon meringue

otictac1 says:

Lemon Meringue!

imarek3 says:

Lemon head

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Kudly says:

Ladoo

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michael24j says:

Lollipop for sure

Aznflawless says:

Lollipop.

kwright817 says:

Lollipop

Lollipop

Smart money's on Lollipop.

jb4056 says:

I gotta go with licorice. .just sounds right for the line up..plus would make an awesome front lawn mockup

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pvijay1094 says:

Gonna go with Licorice because I think that's how google does these things!

sam142000 says:

Lolipop

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mosborne9600 says:

Lifesaver
Lemonhead
Lemondrop
Lollipop
Lava cake
Laffy taffy
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Lollipop or lavacake

Volkers84 says:

Lollipop

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Anthony Poe says:

Lollipop seems the best

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quailallstar says:

Life Savers

°Sony XPERIA Z2 white
°LG Optimus G Pro white
°LG Optimus L70 black

fiverings5 says:

Lemon Meringue pie

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dyerpunk says:

Lollipop

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banditbreck says:

Lemon merengue

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Lemon meringue pie

IPGH says:

Lemon mirange pie

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Android Lime

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zackvh says:

Lollipop for sure.

paging dr b says:

Limeade!

crispycreme says:

Lifesaver

Telomir says:

Looks like we can only choose one name - I'm going to roll with Lemon Head - I've cracked the code.

L = 50 = 1964 (50 years ago) = LemonHeads were VERY popular in that year.. There you have it, folks.

Pierce09 says:

Lollipop

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AM759 says:

Lollipop

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cerps says:

Lingonberry or long island tea

frostbyte32 says:

guessing lollipop

...but I like the lemonhead guesses!

Mike Denney says:

"Limber Lemon"

mk_dan says:

Licorice

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Lifesavers

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fiverings5 says:

Lemonade

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Yacer Mirza says:

Lollipop

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jmartinbsu says:

My Guess is Lollipop.

There's no way they're going to use the word Lemon in their name.

Rob w bold says:

licorice

prediscover says:

lemonade

multo says:

Lollipop or Lamington

markdowd84 says:

Lemon meringue

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gheymann says:

Love that wallpaper, link it for download please!

decko5 says:

Lemon

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Lemon Drop

castleruins says:

Lemonhead

straub27 says:

lifesaver

skippyrulzzz says:

I'm gonna say licorice... but I'll add a twist and go "Licorice Whip" cuz that's more fun than just plain ol licorice. it sounds more like what we've had before, which are more two part names - jelly bean, kit kat, dough nut, honey comb, ginger bread, fro yo (ok that's a stretch. heh) but you see the pattern.

Agreed. Licorice Whip.
Had to check if Nestle had an "L" name candy in the lineup first though ;-)

Lollipop

blassster says:

Lemonade

deltatko says:

Lollipop

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viv ary says:

Lollipop

screw2000 says:

Lemon custard!

Lollipop

dj3dub says:

Lemondrop/LemonHead
Lemon Meringue
Laffy Taffy

JayPhill89 says:

Lemon drop

nimer55 says:

Android Leftovers....

jk,,,

Lollipop...

meijin3 says:

Lollipop.
...or Larry.

ameadows252 says:

I'm thinking Lemon Drop for some reason. There's something very Googley about that to me for no specific reason.

Impulses says:

Life Savers

samurai65 says:

I'd go with Lollipop. I like the abbreviation "LP", too.

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Clocks says:

Lima bean

Lolipop

NDub21 says:

Lollipop!

Limeade

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LSP (Lumpy Space Princess) - I saw this one at PocketNow lol. Not a sweets name, but still "Admit it, no one can resist those lumps" lol ew.

Magellan says:

Lemon Meringue Pie

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silver1997 says:

Lollipop

dhappyman0 says:

I'm going to call licorice

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Robinson_78 says:

Laffy taffy

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mdonoway says:

Lollipop. It will look cool on the campus.

luke31 says:

Definitely Lollipop.

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MalachyNG says:

Lime Pie (From the Keys) ^_^

or lemondrop

drdeath91 says:

Lifesaver

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jmchatton says:

Lollipop

trunks527 says:

Lollipop

sushiguy732 says:

Lollipop for sure!!

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I know its not a dessert but Legion sounds cool.

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Cienight says:

Lemon Sky

Robinson_78 says:

Lasagna

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zakth says:

Licorice

straub27 says:

or laffy taffy, but that makes me think of that song, shake your laffy taffy haha

and yes, I searched this on Google

jbrook says:

lemon drop!

Lemon Meringue Pie!

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dking9101 says:

Lollipop

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limenwei97 says:

Lemon juice!!!

jerfel says:

Licorice

Ladoo

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thod3n says:

I'm not expecting a name change but my money's on lollipop whenever it does come.

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jdiamjr says:

Lemon Meringue

Jonneh says:

Definitely partnering with Lifesavers!

Lasagna

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AustinAggie says:

Lollipop seems like the most likely.

Laffy Taffy and Lifesaver could make sense as well

I think that it will be called Lifesaver, because they are going to try and incorporate fitness and living a healthier lifestyle.

squintter says:

I like me some Long Island Ice Tea

Lifesaver or Lava cake

Lollipop. Just sounds right.

Stevo612 says:

Android Lollipop

shane chacon says:

I believe they will team up again like kit Kat and call it Laffy taffy if not then lava cake, licorice, or lollipop

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MoreFayah says:

Lemonade

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kigmatzomat says:

I'm going with lollipop.

fbihawk says:

I like lemonade. Could see a tall yellow glass on Google's lawn.

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DJCBS says:

Hmm I hope it's something like Lemon Pie or Liquorice...because I can envision now all the titles involving "lollipop" and "suck".

This won't be it, but u never know with Google "Lemon Sorbet“

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atlas9171 says:

I'm going with Licorice, Lollipop or Lava Cake. Wouldn't surprise me if all are wrong.

mtbmdk says:

lemon puff

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Lollipop
Or
LEMON HEADS

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Vianey17 says:

Lemonade?

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deepkag says:

Android Lego

zachjen says:

Lollipop

ksat says:

I'm really thinking Lollipop sounds great and would make an awesome lawn ornament, but, I'm going with:

Lingonberry

Ikea will help sponsor!

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