After Ice Cream Sandwich...Jelly Bean?
By now, every Android fan is aware of the delectable dessert-themed release names for each version release of the Android OS. Starting with Cupcake and up to the current Honeycomb version, Google has chosen some of the most common western desserts, in alphabetical order, to represent their mobile OS.
And, despite Eric Schmidt not being a fan, the next version has been confirmed as Ice Cream Sandwich. Now, ThisIsMyNext is reporting that the next dessert getting the Android treatment will be Jelly Bean. Yes, it's not a dessert, it's a candy, but then again, I'm not sure many people are consuming Honeycomb for dessert. Nothing is set in stone yet, so here's a list for you and Google of three alternatives worthy of the "J" release.
A French pastry that combines a strudel with a turnover. As yet, Google hasn't chosen a name that would challenge any English speaker, and Jalousie certainly would buck that trend.
2. Jamoncillo de Leche
A Mexican fudge commonly with decidedly Google-y colours. If Googlers, or at least Androidites, loved fudge, perhaps they would have chosen it instead of the oddly named Froyo.
An Indian sweet shaped like a pretzel. Despite it's bold shape, It's more sweet snack than dessert, though clearly that hasn't affected Google in the past. And it's certainly more of a dessert than a Jelly Bean.
At some point, Google is going to have to choose an ethnic dessert name or abandon the naming policy altogether. It just makes sense to start now. There are no great English desserts that start with the letter J. And even if there were, what better way to acknowledge the growing popularity of Android around the world. But, whatever Google chooses for the letter J, the real problems start with K-named desserts.
Kugelhopf rolls anyone?