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Alphabet's search, ads, cloud and mobile business Google has revealed that the next version of its Android mobile operating system will be called “Marshmallow”. Google gives each version of Android the name of a sweet and also advances each new Android by one letter of the alphabet. Hence Android's current version is Lolliop, …

  1. P. Lee Silver badge
    Coat

    Choose! Choose the form of the Destructor!

    - The Traveller has come!

    - What did you do, Burke?!

    ... We'll cross the streams.

    ... You're gonna endanger us, you're gonna endanger our client. The nice robot who paid us in advance before she became a dog.

  2. Captain DaFt

    "Marshallow"

    Bland, soft, cloying, unsubstantial, can't take the heat without falling apart, and easy to poke holes in.

    Is Google trying to tell us something?

    1. Teiwaz Silver badge

      Re: "Marshallow"

      "Bland, soft, cloying, unsubstantial, can't take the heat without falling apart, and easy to poke holes in."

      Unsurprisingly, this made me think of all the UK political partys manifestos at the last election.

      1. Dave 126 Silver badge

        Re: "Marshallow"

        > "Marshallow" - Bland, soft, cloying, unsubstantial, can't take the heat without falling apart, and easy to poke holes in."

        Well, they were thinking of calling it Marathon, but they got Snickered.

    2. mythicalduck

      Re: "Marshallow"

      You won't need to poke holes, I imagine this:

      “new permissions model that streamlines the app install and update process.”

      to mean that, there's going to be a permission called "Your Phone", which grants access to everything on the phone, you either accept it and install it, or don't...

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Well, it could have been worse....

    Android 6 Marmite

    Android 6 Meringue

    Android 6 Mayonaise

    I could keep going..

    1. Roq D. Kasba

      Re: Well, it could have been worse....

      Marmite, now there's an aroma for a phone... Mmmm

      1. Roq D. Kasba

        Re: Well, it could have been worse....

        Mackerel?

        1. Khaptain Silver badge
          Coat

          Re: Well, it could have been worse....

          What kind of sweets do you eat that are "Mackerel" flavoured ? I'll make a small wager that they are not very popular...

        2. VinceH

          Re: Well, it could have been worse....

          "Mackerel?"

          Mydog'sfarts?

          Note: I'm deliberately ignoring the part about it being named for sweets ;)

    2. bdj

      Re: Well, it could have been worse....

      I wouldn't consider Marmite or Mayonnaise confectionery, perhaps more suitably malware if we ignore the confectionery naming convention.

      Shamelessly stolen from internet.

      Cupcake

      Donut

      Eclair

      Froyo

      Gingerbread

      Honeycomb

      Ice Cream Sandwich

      Jelly Bean

      KitKat

      Lollipop

      Marshmallow

  4. Medixstiff

    I'm trying to think of a sweet beginning with Z.

    Google's got plenty of time to think one up though.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I'm trying to think of a sweet beginning with Z.

      Zappers

    2. Uncle Slacky Silver badge
      Thumb Up

      Re: I'm trying to think of a sweet beginning with Z.

      Zonkers (as in Screaming Yellow). Sadly I don't think they're made any more...

    3. Khaptain Silver badge

      Re: I'm trying to think of a sweet beginning with Z.

      There are a few "Zombie" variants available

      http://www.niftycandy.com/weirdcandy.html

      1. Little Mouse

        Re: I'm trying to think of a sweet beginning with Z.

        Zubes? More of a lozenge really. But technically still a sweet.

        (showing my age)

        1. Unep Eurobats
          Alien

          Re: I'm trying to think of a sweet beginning with Z.

          Does anyone remember Zegazoids? They were a sort of lime and liquorice abomination.

  5. Dave K Silver badge
    Joke

    Alternatively...

    I would have gone for Marzipan, but that's just nuts!

    1. Little Mouse

      Re: Alternatively...

      You jest - but actually I reckon that's a far better name.

      Google must be kicking themselves.

  6. MrT

    Marshmallow kernel...

    ...meets Amazon Fire - don't leave it there too long, could have unwanted results.

  7. Sir Sham Cad

    Commercial deal fell through then?

    They could have had Mars Bar, Malteasers or Milky Way just by talking to one company.

    Unless the KitKat deal came with a no-compete clause from Nestle.

  8. Named coward

    Is there need to mention the not as yet existing company Alphabet every time Google is mentioned?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Is there need to mention the not as yet existing company Alphabet every time Google is mentioned?

      Yes.

      Anything else I can help you with?

      :)

  9. Big_Boomer Silver badge

    Next

    The next version after Marshmallow will probably be Nougat. Soft and sticky and full of nuts. However since they are now called Alphabet, they may just call it 7.0 or Roger. :-)

  10. Gene Cash Silver badge

    FTFY

    > previous version was Key Lime Pie

    Fuck the branding crap with KitKat. Fuck Hershey and their suing Cadbury over KitKat imports so that none of the British candy shops around here can stock decent candy.

    The only "customer confusion" was that Americans would discover is that Cadbury KitKats don't taste like motor oil due to the PGPR (polyglycerol polyricinoleate) which is the cheap cocoa butter substitute that Hersheys uses.

    That's typical of American made crap and the "American way". Use a cheap substitute and sue people who complain.

    Yet another reason I'm totally ashamed of being American.

    1. Duffy Moon

      Re: FTFY

      The funny thing is that even as a Brit I won't eat Cadbury chocolate because there's so little actual chocolate in it (and far too much sugar - ugh!).

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