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by Entrepreneurs MingleSeptember 12, 2013


From the beginning, Google have been using the names of traditional sandwiches like cup cake, ice cream sandwich, ginger bread and honey comb  for naming it’s android versions. The recent version android ( android 4.4 )has been named as “KitKat” (the name of Nestle’s chocolate bar). A bunch of students from IIT-Kharagpur have written an open letter to Sundar Pichai, head of both Android and Chrome requesting to name the next OS version as “Android Lassi”.

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“We would like to suggest that the very next version of Android be named on one of the most popular Indian dessert, Lassi. Lassi, the humble Indian sweetened yogurt based drink, is a traditional chilled beverage of India served with an assortment of flavourings. Lassi symbolizes the purity and delicacy of Indian culture. This explains the huge cult following that Lassi commands all over India. It would be very logical to promote the interest that the Indian population shares with Android and strengthen that valuable bond”, the group wrote to Sundar in a letter.

Along with this clique of students, around 500 tech start-ups in India started a campaign to convince Google to name the next version of android as “Ladoo”.


“We are Indians. We have a big heart. We understand that there might be commercial pressures to do so (about Google naming the next as KitKat). Or may be our voices were just not loud enough to make KajuKatli Android a reality. We still love Android and we are committed to see a version of Android that is dedicated after an Indian sweet. With enough advance notice this time, we request you to name the next version of Android as Ladoo” the campaign wrote to Google in a message.

If the things go good for these two groups, Android’s next version may be named as lassi or ladoo!

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