Chrome bug report hints at Android release L-name, reveals new Android L changes

Yesterday we checked in on the latest Android L rumors, with a claim suggesting that when the software leaves development and goes public this fall, it might do so as Android Lion. But that’s not the only candidate that’s been put forward so far, and today we check out some possible evidence in favor of another L-name, while also revealing some ongoing changes to the Android L Material Design interface.

In a recent Chrome bug report (since taken down), we get to see a Nexus 5 running an Android L dev build. The code suggests a very recent build, coming from earlier this month, and we see more than a few references in the report to “Android LMP.” While that L could go lemon or lime, the MP may well stand for “meringue pie.”

Beyond that name hint, the attached image of the Nexus 5 running this software shows a few differences from the existing public Android L preview. For instance, the Bluetooth setup screen shows new device icons, and the toggle control graphic sees a redesign. There’s also activity up in the status bar, with new looks for signal strength indicators, and what appears to be a new Gmail multiple-unread-message icon.

So are we really getting Android Lemon Meringue Pie, and not Lion? Maybe, maybe not, but this source sure feels a lot more reliable than the anonymous screenshot we had to deal with yesterday.

Source: Google Code (down)
Via: Android Police

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