One of the things that was weird about Google’s announcement of Android L was that we didn’t get a tasty codename. All versions of Android thus far have had a dessert attached to their names, with the latest one being KitKat, so we were surprised to hear that the next version would simply be called “L,” though many theorized that this was simply for the developer preview and that the final version would bear a tasty name as usual. Now support for that theory is flooding in, as multiple references to “LMP” in AOSP, the Android L SDK, and a WiFi certification document lead us to believe the next Android release could be officially named Lemon Meringue Pie.
Android Police starts by revealing a reference in the Android SDK. If you navigate to the “extras/android/m2repository/com/android/support/cardview-v7/21.0.0-rc1/cardview-v7-21.0.0-rc1.aar” file, you’ll find the L Preview referenced as “lmp-preview-release”.
Then there’s the AOSP evidence. A simple search for “LMP” turns up nine results, one of them with “LMP” right smack in the subject header. Finally, the WiFi certification document for the probably-upcoming HTC Nexus tablet, where the firmware is labelled as “LMP” instead of “L” or anything else.
Be sure to take this info with a grain of salt, as Android 4.4 was known all over the place as Key Lime Pie up until almost the last minute, so anything could change. But Lemon Meringue Pie is looking pretty likely as a name.