Google Plans Three More Android Updates This Year, Named After Decreasingly Popular Desserts

Official word about Android's 2009 roadmap has been handed down, and it contradicts the early scuttlebutt: the mobile OS will get not two, but three updates by 2010, each named for a slightly more esoteric dessert than the last.

As we've known for a while, the next big update will be called Donut. This will be followed by Eclair, then finally, Flan.

Not that this nonsensical naming convention has any bearing on the substance of the updates, but I can foresee having a tough time getting too hyped up about Flandroid, much less whatever weird confection comes next. Android 2.5 Brûlée? 3.0 Treacle Tart? 3.5 Amaretto Sorbet? Ugh, I'm hungry. Note: the names appear to be alphabetical, which will ensure awkwardness for many software generations to come.

[InformationWeek]