Android L is Lemon Meringue Pie or LMP on Nexus 6, Nexus 8/9 Release Date

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Concept video of Nexus 6, uploaded on YouTube by CTNtechnologynews. Screenshot from YouTube Video

Remember when KitKat or Android 4.4 was first referred to Key Lime Pie or KLP prior to the Nexus 7 and Nexus 5 release date last year?

Well it looks like Google will gladly repeat history as new proofs, according to Android Police, which shows that the Android L the Internet search giant has uncloaked via the 2014 I/O Developers Conference will take the name Lemon Meringue Pie once it becomes operational on mobile devices - smartphones and tablet computers alike.

Documents obtained by the Android-centric blog site appear to highlight the LMP term. For instance, an Android SDK revealed that the current Android L for the Nexus 5 and 7 is also dubbed as the preview version for LMP.

Then a Wi-Fi certification for the native Android device called Volantis or Flounder showcasing a firmware description that include LMP.

The device, of course, is known among Android fans as the HTC-built Nexus 8 or 9.

The third evidence that LMP is for real involves a specific search result on the Android Open Source Project database that undeniably highlights the likelihood of the next Android incarnation as a Lemon Meringue Pie.

Still, these indicators were far from conclusive as LMP is possibly but an internal identifier that Android engineers had used during the design process for KitKat's sequel. The commercial name for the next Google mobile platform could be entirely different in the same manner that when Key Lime Pie was about to come out, Google had a sudden change of heart.

In the end, KLP was repackaged as a popular candy bar, hence the KitKat label.

One thing, however, is sure - that Android L is the power behind the Nexus 6 and its tablet sibling - the Nexus 8 or 9.

The possibility is quite high that Google's 2014 flagship phone will use the upcoming Motorola hero smartphone, christened for the moment as the Moto X+1, as base-model as its specs and price range fit well with the Nexus mould.

Incidentally, the latest glimpse on the Moto X+1 was again provided by popular gadget leaker Evan Blass, who also declared on his latest (or the last) tweet, accompanied by the X+1 press render, his official exit from the gadget leaking game.

The Nexus 8, on the other hand, is essentially the scaled up version for the HTC One M8 - its display screen stretched to 8.9-inch, which explains the likely branding of HTC Nexus 9 once it gets unboxed.

The Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 release dates are believed to happen in short intervals, likely anytime between October and December 2014, which is in line with the Nexus rollout cycles in the past few years.

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