Speculation is mounting that Google is about to unveil a new update to its Android mobile phone operating system, following the appearance of an oversized foam éclair outside the company’s headquarters.
Google’s previous 1.6 update for the platform was dubbed Donut and was heralded by a giant Donut in the same location.
Consequently, the manifestation of a new item of novelty confectionary on the tech giant’s lawn is thought to herald another imminent revamp with a cake-based codename.
Should the conjecture prove correct, Éclair would be the third Android upgrade in under a year.
It is not yet confirmed what kind of new features an upgrade would bring or when it will be released, but industry experts are predicting that Eclair will make its debut on the forthcoming Motorola range of Android mobiles.
Android phones have been one of 2009’s major success stories, with the HTC Magic and T-Mobile G1 both amassing sales of over one million each.
Meanwhile, the HTC Hero, re-branded as the G2 Touch on T-Mobile, has recently scooped two high profile industry awards from Stuff and T3.