Several Android fans from India are campaigning for Google to name the next version of Android after an Indian dessert called Kaju Katli. To entice Google, said fans are sending Google co-founder Larry Page and Android co-founder Andy Rubin a box of the sweet along with a petition letter. Kaju Katli is a diamond-shaped dessert made of cashew nuts, sugar syrup, and cardamom powder that is popular in India.
Google uses the names of desserts to distinguish one Android version from another. This naming scheme proceeds in an alphabetical order. Among the names of past Android versions are Cupcake (Android 1.5), Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0 and 2.1), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3.x), Honeycomb (3.x.x), and Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0). The most recent version of Android, Jelly Bean (4.1), was released just this July.
Annkur P Agarwal, who is part of the campaign is optimistic about the #KajuKatli For Android campaign.We have been running this campaign for the past three weeks,” he says, “asking for KajuKatli as the next Android version. Google sure has taken notice of this.” “I think Google has a big focus on India,” he adds.
Agarwal, who is behind a mobile phone e-commerce website called PriceBaba in Mumbai, India, further mentions an instance of an Indian Google employee retweeting a post about the Kaju Katli campaign. Moreover, there are already around 4,300 people who support the petition. In Mumbai, a mock-up of the dessert is also on display in on the street.
It may be recalled that a while earlier, it was rumored that Android 4.2 or 5.0 will be named after the Key Lime Pie. The blog Androidandme, however, later claimed that such rumor, which also hinted at a new Google Play Store, improvements to Google Now, and a Customization Center, and Project Roadrunner, is false.
Meanwhile, those who are interested in supporting the #KajuKatli For Android campaign may visit the official page here.