Google Android M Release: New OS To Allow Users To Choose What Apps Can Access
Google Emphasises On User Privacy With Android M; Lets Set App Permissions Manually.Reuters

Google is making headlines again with regard to some fun activities. After enjoying the enthralling name-guessing game for its Android Lollipop, the trend continues for upcoming Android M. We can assume that M stands for a type of sweet, but there can be other possibilities too. The web giant follows an alphabetical order in naming Android successors. The new Android version is expected to launch at the Google I/O 2015 keynote that will commence on 28 May and run through 29 May.

While Google remains tightlipped about what M stands for in its next Android OS, social media users are already indulging in the big guessing game. Android M is getting all sorts of names such as Marshmallow, Muffin, Marzipan, Malai Barfi, and Malpoa.

Even as the guessing game continues in its full glory, there are some substantial leaks on the next Android OS. ARS Technica grabbed a screenshot from one of Google I/O sessions, called "Android for Work Update", which gives some concrete evidence that the OS might be arriving later this month.

"Android M is bringing the power of Android to all kinds of workplaces. This opens huge new markets for hundreds of millions of devices to workers at small business, deskless workers, logistics and warehousing jobs; all be empowered by adoption of Android devices at Work," the session description read, which Google has pulled down since.

That's the technical bit of Android M, but it still leaves the mysterious name out of the picture. After going through the comments and posts on Twitter, we have picked a few possible names that Google might choose for its Android M:

  • Marshmallow
  • Muffin
  • Marzipan
  • Malpoa
  • Malai Barfi
  • Milkshake
  • Macaroon
  • Meringue Pie
  • M&M
  • Moonpie
  • Mud pie
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