Android L statue fails to emerge, as new launch name rumored

What will be the final designation Google gives to its next major Android release? Following Jelly Bean and KitKat, it’s time for an L-named treat, but just which? Back at Google I/O, Google managed to side-step the issue with this “Android L” business, but that’s just a placeholder. With the big public release of Android L due for this fall, along with expectations for new Nexus hardware, when are we going to lean this software’s final name? We’ve got a couple news developments along those lines to check out as we start the week.
First up, there’s what happened over the weekend – or rather, what didn’t. Google had been spotted putting up signs notifying employees of plans to bring in a crane for something over at the Android sculpture garden. Were we getting our L statue? Not quite. Instead, Google just ended up shifting around the existing statues a little. Granted, this may be prep work for the actual L statue unveiling, but the big event will have to wait for another day.
So are we any closer at all to a name? Maybe. A new leak attempts to reveal some specs for a device purporting to be a new 2014 version of the Nexus 5. The picture it paints is one of a 5.2-inch quad HD handset running a Snapdragon 805 with 3GB of RAM, but for the moment we’re less interested in the hardware (as well as the unusual depiction of this device as a new Nexus 5, rather than something like that “Nexus X” name that’s been hanging around lately), and more in the software it’s supposed to be running: Android Lion.
“But Lion’s not a dessert!” Not so fast. Nestlé has a candy bar named Lion, although it’s one better known in the UK than here in the States. And while that may have you wanting to dismiss the idea of Android L being Android Lion as unlikely… well, did KitKat sound very plausible the first time you heard that?
Source: Thomas Devaux (Google+), EMT Leaks (Twitter)
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