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Google taunts us with possible names for Android M

Published Aug 14th, 2015 8:15PM EDT

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What is Android M’s real name? We likely won’t know until next month at the earliest but that hasn’t stopped Googlers Nat and Lo from putting together a new video that teases us with potential final names for Android M.

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Here, for the record, are all the prospective sweets that begin with the letter “m” that Google mentions in the video:

  • Macadamia brittle
  • Madeleine
  • Moon Pie
  • Marzipan
  • Marshmallow
  • Milkshake
  • Mango lassi
  • Milk Duds
  • M&Ms
  • Meringue
  • Malt ball
  • Macaroon
  • Molten chocolate cake
  • Mousse
  • Mocha
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses

That’s a lot of m-desserts!

We can safely rule out molasses, I think, because there’s no way Google wants its new OS to be associated with anything slow. Google normally doesn’t go with proprietary candies, although it did once go with KitKat, so we can’t rule out M&Ms and Milk Duds out entirely.

Still, for our money the major contenders are marshmallow, milkshake and macaroon since they’re all well known sweets that roll off the tongue easily.

Check out the full teaser video below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.