Google is all set to unveil the next version of its most renowned Android OS at the Google’s I/O Developer Conference scheduled to be held in the Mountain View, California next week. The conference will include keynotes, sessions, musical acts and much more for tech enthusiasts.


Android 9.0 or Android Peppermint?

Google is reported to unveil the latest version of Android 9.0 aka Android P as Google has made sure that it remains a secret. Though, keeping the tradition of Android OS names, this version will also be named after a sweet. However, the latest surveys suggest that the Peppermint is more likely be the name of Android 9.

Why, Android Peppermint? To know the answer, we need to recover Google’s history of naming the Android versions. So here is a short overview of the previous Android versions’ names (versions 1.0 and 1.1 didn’t have release codenames):

  • Android 1.5 Cupcake
  • Android 1.6 Donut
  • Android 2.2 Eclair
  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Android 8.0 Oreo (current)

The survey we are talking about, was conducted by Android Authority by putting the question on website, official Twitter handle and YouTube channel for community polling. Almost 46,000 people responded and the result of Android P’s name as ‘Android Peppermint’ was the clear winner. Here are some of the options asked on the survey that went up for the vote:

  • Peppermint
  • Popcorn
  • Peanut Butter
  • Poptart
  • Profiterole
  • Pistachio
  • Praline
  • Pez

Stay tuned as we are keeping an eye on the event and update these pages as and when the official naming and improved features of Android P become official.