Will Lollipop be Android 4.5 or Android 5.0 and Release Date of Android’s Next Version? Technology

Will Android Lollipop be Android 4.5 or Android 5.0 is the current discussion going in Android Community. Also Android Lollipop release date is a hot topic in Android Community. Both the Version Naming are having their own logic and hence Android community is very excited to know whether it will be Android 4.5 or Android 5.0. Let’s try to solve the Naming Convection Puzzle of Android Lollipop  that whether Google will name Android 5.0 as a Lollipop or Android 4.5 as a Lollipop. For this, first have a look at the Logic behind both the Version Naming of Android.

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Logic for Android 4.5 named as Android Lollipop:

Actually, we have discussed this in one of our Blog. Latest Version of Android is KitKat was Launched as an Android 4.4. After every version release of Android, Generally they releases the minor and major sub versions of Android with the changes, bug fixes and small enhancements. After few such sub versions, Android releases the next version of Android Operating System. Now if we review the situation after KitKat, than 2 sub-versions of Android OS has release and they are Android 4.4.1 and Android 4.4.2. Hence it is expected that after various sub-version updates, Google will release Android 4.5 as Android Lollipop.

Logic for Android 5.0 named as Android Lollipop:

To understand why Android 5.0 will be named as Android Lollipop, let’s first have a look at Android Versions released till date. We all know that Android names it’s version on the name of some famous dessert in Alphabetical order. Names till date are:

Android 1.5: Cupcake
Android 1.6: Donut
Android 2.0: Eclair
Android 2.2: Froyo
Android 2.3: Gingerbread
Android 3.0: Honeycomb
Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1-4.3: Jelly Bean
Android 4.4: KitKat

Now, if you have carefully noted the Version Naming of Android OS, than you will find that, after 2-3 versions of Android OS, Google, takes some Gap and than a next version of Android is released with drastic changes. Look at history, after android 1.5 and 1.6 they took a break and released Android 2.0 as a next version. Also same pattern repeated that after Android 2.0, 2.2 and 2.3, they again took a break and released the Android 3.0 as a next version. The same pattern can be expected here also. Android has released Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat as 4.0, 4.1 and 4.4. Also, the time between these updates were very short. So, it is expected that after KitKat Google may plan for a larger update. Hence we can expect Android Lollipop as Android 5.0.

The development of Android Operating System is going on constantly and it is expected that Android Lollypop will be released in mid of 2014. Before this release, we may expect many sub-versions with bug fixing and minor enhancement. Any how, both the the naming options are having their own logic and both are correct logically, we need to wait till the launch of Android Lollypop or any confirm news released by Google.


Will Lollipop be Android 4.5 or Android 5.0 and Release Date of Android’s Next Version?
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