Android 7.0 Nougat statue unveiled by Google

Android 7.0 Nougat statue unveiled by Google
Not long after confirming that the final, official name of the newest iteration of Android is Nougat, Google unveiled an Android Nougat statue. Just like it happened with all previous Android statues, the Android Nougat monument was placed on the lawn in front of Google's HQ (Googleplex) in Mountain View, California. After the new statue was unveiled, it looks like everyone there received some sweet nougat treats.

Google doesn't explain why it choose Nougat over all other suggested names (Nutella was widely expected to be used), but we guess that this doesn't really matter. Android Nougat sounds pretty cool anyway. By the way, Google confirmed that Android Nougat is version 7.0, not 6.1, as this is a major release that deserves a brand new number.  

There's still no word on exactly when Android 7.0 Nougat will be launched, despite the fact that a public Android N Developer Preview has been around since March. In any case, Android Nougat will likely be ready for roll-out sometimes in the coming months. Until then, you can check out our Android N Developer Preview overview (and keep in mind that the final version of the OS will certainly bring changes and enhancements, though they may not be important ones).

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31 Comments

1. god996

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

Cmooon, I understand last time they wanted to take a hike away from 5.x since they had a lot of issues with it, but now going with 7.0 from 6.0.1 is just a waste of numbers. At least the name isn't that bad though.

2. aegislash

Posts: 1425; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I was under the impression that numerical updates (4.4-5.0 for example) were reserved for major UI updates. But obviously that isn't the case since they did the jump from 5.0.1 to 6.0 with no major UI changes. Though it might be the case this time since 7.0 Nougat is getting the new navigation buttons and new notifications UI.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4049; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It is largely to make it easier for the mass public since names mean little to nothing. It is much easier for marketing to say Android 5 Lollipop rather than Android 4.4.4 KitKat. After that it doesn't matter, 5.0.1 or 5.1 is all the same, you just say Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and so on.

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

They have a new open source JVM based on Oracle code base. Surprised they could achieve this without major hitch up.

19. GeekMovement unregistered

I was always excited when they announced a new x.0 update for android esp when the holo design came with ICS 4.0 and then material design came along with lollipop 5.0, but yeah now it kind of seems like material design is here to stay. Still makes me wonder as to when/if Google is thinking of introducing a new UI design in the future lol.

20. Arthurhkt

Posts: 713; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Probably next 2 year I guess, since flat is the current trend for the UI design and it seem like they are quite happy and doing well with the materiel design right now, I doubt they will redesign their UI again for a while.

22. GeekMovement unregistered

I'm thinking the same, and I like how they continuously improved upon the material theme since lollipop so I'm not complaining haha.

41. FluffyBled unregistered

It is already confirmed in the Android Studio that it won't be 7.0! (Android 6.X (N)).

3. Nopers unregistered

Believe it or not, there are as many as infinite numbers to choose from. Going up in steps of 1 seems to give the room for lots of +.1 or +.0.1 updates (not that they did for marshmallow, probably to reduce the fragmentation statistic.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yeah, 5.0 sucked badly. 6.0 was better, but I think they're bringing some significant enough features to justify a 7.0.

12. TerryTerius unregistered

To be frank, I think it's unrealistic for anyone to expect major OS changes at this point.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7379; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Yep. Two of the three major platforms have reached maturity, and now it's simply about optimization and features.

23. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

as stated before. Major OS changes : new open source JVM based on Oracle code base. This is pretty massive change

8. Unordinary unregistered

Android Version 938,873,122.04

50. g2a5b0e unregistered

A waste of numbers? That makes sense. It's not like there's an infinite number of numbers or anything.

5. FluffyBled unregistered

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I will never look at a 3 Musketeers candy the same again...lol.

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i bet galaxy note 7 will get this out of the box.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7379; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I find that highly unlikely.

14. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I don't think so!!

10. LeSerpentVincent

Posts: 66; Member since: May 30, 2016

this will reach 50% majority android share in 2020 :)

16. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3083; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

You will reach puberty in 3020 :)

17. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

OEM can skip MM at this point.

21. blueghost211

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

LeSheeple do you really have to troll every article?

42. tedkord

Posts: 16975; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But it will reach 100% most powerful mobile OS immediately, followed by Marshmallow, then lollipop.

13. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Gosh marshmallow just came out?? 7.0 seriously?? Way to soon

26. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Better get those devices updated to Marshmallow quickly. Tick tock.

49. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Done already lol

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