Android “L” is of course official and on its way, but we still have no way of knowing for sure what that mysterious L is going to stand for. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun speculating what kind of sugary goodness will be the name of the next major Android release. New evidence pits LMP, which would stand for Lemon Meringue Pie, as the key to knowing what direction Google is taking this time around. As a quick disclaimer, it’s worth pointing out that none of the following pieces of evidence are conclusive.
We’ve been wondering what the codename for the “L” release of Android would be ever since KitKat was revealed, and today it looks like we’ve got more evidence in support of “Lemon Meringue Pie.” Thanks to our own research and a submission from reader Yuku Sugianto, we’ve found multiple official sources in code and documentation that list the next release as “LMP,” which can only refer to the delicious baked good. At least we think so. Keep in mind that it’s unlikely that Google will give the release an official name until final builds are available. This extract from the Android SDK mentions the current preview builds of Android L available for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 as the “lmp-preview-release.”