Indian Android users campaign for Kaju Katli as the next Android version name

A group of enthusiastic Indian Android lovers are campaigning for Kaju Katli as the name of next Android version. The campaign has already got the support of over 2075 people.

What is it?

Well, Android versions are traditionally codenamed based on a dessert or other sweet treat and these names are in alphabetical order.

We have already seen C- cupcake, D- donut, E- Éclair, G – gingerbread, H- honeycomb, I – Ice Cream Sandwich, J – Jelly bean and now it is the turn of ‘K.’ so, the campaigners want the next version to be named on Indian sweet “Kaju Katli.”

“KajuKatli is delicious, a part of our lives since childhood and every mention of the delicious Cashew & Ghee mix excites us. Let’s urge Google to name the next version of Android as Kaju Katli,” notes the blog post on the campaign.

Is this possible?

Till now, Google has only named Android versions based on sweets/desserts popular in the United States, but given the rise in Android usage globally, it is high time the search giant took the sentiments of Android users outside US also into account while naming the Android versions.

India is one of the fastest growing Android smartphone markets and has a sizeable population of Android users. So, yes it is indeed possible that Google names an Android based on a dessert/sweet popular in India.

Key Lime Pie?

We have heard some reports suggesting that Google is planning to name the next version “Key Lime Pie”, but nothing is official right now.

If you want to support, you can sign the campaign here.

PS: Hey Google, are you noticing #KajuKatli For Android?


Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

Gaurav Shukla is the editor of AndroidOS.in. If you'd like to reach him, drop an email at 'gaurav@androidos.in' or connect with him on Twitter (@gauravshukla).

11 thoughts on “Indian Android users campaign for Kaju Katli as the next Android version name

    Harsh

    (October 26, 2012 - 2:40 pm)

    What about Karanji..its also sweet

    Yudhi

    (October 26, 2012 - 2:37 pm)

    Dream on!
    nobody count indians

    Kenneth Parrish

    (October 5, 2012 - 2:31 pm)

    Kaju-katli sounds ok although I don’t eat cashews (allergenic) or much ghee. Or kumquats.

    AppHoles

    (September 29, 2012 - 4:01 pm)

    I all set for KULFI name instead of KAJU KATLI…

      BIG bOSS

      (February 10, 2013 - 11:18 am)

      I support Kulfi.

    Himanshu Singh

    (September 29, 2012 - 1:59 pm)

    I haven’t tasted any of the dessert Android is named upon. But i think KajuKatli is a better name for new version of Android. Google should think upon it. There are Android users in India than United States, i think so. That’s why it our turn now to name Android. I proudly support this movement.

    Shaun

    (September 29, 2012 - 9:56 am)

    While I do agree that kaju katli does taste great and I actually hate jelly beans and most candy, it makes for a terrible name! In addition, as pointed out, Android now has a global market. Sorry to burst your bubble, but India is not the globe! The United States may have a smaller population, but its cultural influence today, in terms of popular culture, is a lot stronger and global culture is in fact often synonymous with American culture and concepts like Colas & Candy floss. While jelly beans and candy floss are recognized across the world in all markets, whether you’re in Japan, Indonesia, India, Australia or anywhere in Europe, kaju katli is a very exclusive and self limiting name associated with just one segment of Android’s base.

      Phani

      (September 29, 2012 - 12:35 pm)

      India is’nt the globe, yes and even U.S. is’nt the globe at the same point. The point here may be taken for a positive view of Global integrity. India also plays a major part in the development of android and also usage. This might encourage many enthusiast programmers to have a better involvement, not only India but world wide. This time we came up, next campaign might be from japan/china…

      Personally I feel happy and encouraged when I am recognized for my job, and at that point any human would.

      At the End of the story as end users we say thanks to all the developers who made our life easier using the droids, that’s it!

    sushrut

    (September 28, 2012 - 4:26 pm)

    There may also possible Indian dishes like KHARI, KHUS, KHOBRA-WADI, KHAMAN-DHOKLA, KALKUTTA-ROLZ, KESHAR-BARFI, KOMBDI-GAORANI, KOFTA ,……..

      Chunnu Munnu

      (September 29, 2012 - 3:35 pm)

      You are forgetting Kheer 🙂

        Ankit khemka

        (February 19, 2013 - 10:14 pm)

        I support Kheer

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