A user at reddit stumbled across something cool earlier today, and it just might give a hint at what's to come in the next version of Android.

The image you see was attached to a bug report from the fine folks who build Chromium. Apparently there is an issue with the code that causes windows to not be drawn correctly when a device is rotated from portrait to landscape. The post has been pulled, of course, but not before everyone interested was able to get some screenshots. Above is the most interesting one.

While we're not going to claim we know what we're seeing here, a couple things stand out:

  • There's an upper-case L where the debugging icon should be.
  • Chrome will have a new status indicator for https pages.
  • This version of Android has a bell next to the clock that looks very much like the Chrome desktop notifications bell.
  • The pop-up message has a new look.
  • Finally, the Chrome window isn't full screen. It's floating in some crazy position where it dips into the navigation bar halfway, and you can see the desktop on either side.

Like I said, we have no idea what any of this means, if any of it is final software, or even what device it comes from. We just wanted to share and enjoy the discussion.

Discuss at will!