Android 5.0 Lollipop – Could this be launched at Google I/O?


Android 5.0 Lollipop

It must be stressed at the very start of this article, that this is a rumour based on educated guesses at this point. Nothing has been confirmed and everything could change at the last-minute. These rumours suggest that Google has already hint at a new Android release this year, possibly entitled Android 5.0 Lollipop (or something beginning with ‘L’).

Android 5.0 Lollipop?

When Google announced some screenshots of the new World Cup Scores addition to Google Now, it’s possible that they let slip a hint at Android 5.0 Lollipop. This is based on past experience and is just a guess, but here is the reason why:

When Google released these photo’s announcing how Google Now would be handling scores and news from the Football World Cup, many eagle-eyed users noted that the time at the top of the screen is set to 5:00. This, they believe, hints that the next release of Android OS will be Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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The image Google Tweeted to show off the World Cup Scores on Google Now. ©Google 2014

This isn’t some random guess plucked out of the air, but one based on past publicity shots from Google. When they announced the Nexus 5 last year, the shots had the clock showing 4:40 and we were given Android 4.4 KitKat.