Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/15/android_eclair/

Googleplex menaced by giant cream cake

Monster confectionery signals Android update?

By James Sherwood

Posted in Phones, 15th October 2009 15:06 GMT

First Cupcake then Donut emerged from Google's Android oven, and now a giant éclair has been spotted at the company's North American HQ – igniting speculation that the mobile OS is on track for another firmware update.

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When Android’s first update – Cupcake, aka version 1.5 - was released back in April, a giant cupcake appeared beside a giant model of the famous green android at Google’s Googleplex headquarters near San Jose.

Although the cupcake was never paired with a giant donut - to signify September’s release of Android’s Donut update, aka version 1.6 - a video of a giant éclair being placed beside the cupcake has since appeared online.

Google hasn’t officially acknowledged éclair – giant or otherwise – yet, but it’s believed that Android smartphones could receive the update during Q2 2010. ®