Is Android Key Lime Pie still alive and kicking?

by John McCann on June 25, 2014

Is Android Key Lime Pie still alive and kicking?

Do you know about the Android Easter Egg you get by tapping the Android version in the settings menu? If so, have you viewed the KitKat one and really studied the icon tiles carefully?

If so you may have noticed a few extra logos which don’t relate to any version of Android that has been launched thus far.

We spent some time staring at the dreamy tiles on our Nexus 7 (running Android 4.4.3), and managed to spot a new style of doughnut, a candy cane, a Crème Caramel, some square layers, the head of the old Android logo and perhaps the most intriguing, what appears to be a Key Lime Pie.

Key Lime Pie was originally touted as the sweet treat nickname of Android 4.4 which was eventually dubbed KitKat.

Candy Cane

But perhaps that’s not Key Lime, but actually Lemon Meringue Pie, which has been linked to Android 5 (or is that Android 4.5?), although recently it’s fallen out of favour with Android Lollipop the new front runner.

The Candy Cane has popped up in previous Android Easter Eggs, as it was spotted floating in space with jelly beans in Android 4.1.


Perhaps these are teasers of what versions could have been called in the past, before Cupcake won out against Candy Cane and KitKat trumped Key Lime Pie, or has Google really given us a hint of the future?

New style doughnut

We’re still pretty confused by that new doughnut icon and the Crème Caramel though – any ideas people?

Thanks whizzerZero for the tip!

Originally Posted By TechRadar: All latest Mobile computing news feeds

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