Android N could be named after a delicious tongue twister

Google is looking for an official name for the next iteration of its mobile operating system, codenamed Android N.

In search for inspiration, the company has turned to its users for suggestion and now the crowdsourcing effort is bringing in interesting results.

It seems like Google does not intend to break the tradition of naming each iteration of its OS after a dessert, at least until its gone through every letter of the English alphabet.

You can suggest a name for the upcoming Android N on its official site. Submissions are open until June 9 and you'd better hurry because Indians are campaigning hard to name the next Android after a local sweet.

A myriad of tech lovers from the southern Indian state of Kerala are campaigning to get Android N named after the local dessert Neyyappam.

Yeah, wrap your tongues around that one.

Neyyappam is a popular deep-fried dessert made of rice and jaggery and is currently one of the top picks for Google's next OS, along with nectarines, nachos and navy bean.

The campaign is quickly gaining traction, and the its cool Neyyappam-flavoured logo is no doubt facilitating the process.

via Mashable

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38 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just call it Nougat. Google always have to be difficult. Just KISS.

5. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

How about Nutties ? Cadbury Nutties , they used to be quite popular

18. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Neyya... what? I have Indian ancestry and i never heard of that stuff and it's way too localized to ever win. Face it, it's NEVER happening. Android N should be given a name that would make it globally and instantly recognizable. My vote definitely goes to Nutella https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutella (exists since 1964)

20. ToastedBacon21

Posts: 47; Member since: Oct 18, 2015

Been here since 1964. Yeah!! Maybe you don't know the havoc they are wreaking on the nature and wildlife. It doesn't deserve the popularity it gets.

31. Mahesh_K

Posts: 14; Member since: May 28, 2016

If you are having a problem in pronouncing Neyyappam, I guess you must have been facing difficulties in pronouncing Massachusetts, Pennsylvania or even Marshmallow. No. The real reason is how they can zero on a Indian name for God's sake? An Indian can lead your company but you can't name a product with an Indian name. For those who are facing difficulties in pronouncing, it's Ne-Ya-Pom. Simple. That will do great.

38. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't expect you to understand. Its about the common denominator. Using the most common name would reach more people. If you name it in a way that only Indian knows it, the rest of the world would just ignore it. We will just call it Android 7 among ourselves because i can't pronoun it even if i tried. I am not a native English speaking person.

11. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I like neyyapam, it's different. Bring it on Goodleigh!

12. Ca51no

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

Was hoping for "Nerds" Android Nerds just has a great ring to it

27. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

The new Nexus running Nerds...

23. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Thats name sound like Napalm lol. Its very hot!

32. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Now here is something interesting for us to take into consideration – Google has just announced that Daydream VR, which was one of the numerous eye-catching announcements over at the recently concluded Google I/O, would not be compatible with majority of the flagship smartphones that are out there in the market http://goo.gl/cIV0fd

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

what about "Nocciolini di Canzo", "Nam Khaeng sai", or "Nǎiyóu sū bǐng" :D

3. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Just name it Nougat or Nutella. How many devices with 'N' will actually reach India anyway? We pander to the lowest represented demographic way too much already. I just read that only 15% of people in India actually have a cell phone period.

7. jeevanand88 unregistered

That could be a strategy ;) Name it Android Neyyappam and android would be reaching millions out there newly jus coz of its familiar name!! 15 would increase to 30% there, who knows!! meanwhile Google's CEO Sundar Pichai is also from India!! U r not going to use that name life long, its just an year!! ;)

13. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Except for people on AT&T that will be stuck on 'N' until they upgrade to a newer phone.

16. sabkepitaji

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

not sure exactly where you read that. fyi out of a total population of over 1.2 billion there are more than 1 billion active cellphone connection

17. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I equated cellphone to smartphone. I read that here, on PA. "India is one of the largest countries with a low smartphone penetration rate. Of the 1.25 billion citizens in the country, only 15% own a smartphone."

22. TerryTerius unregistered

That is still roughly 187,000,000 people. That's quite a lot of individuals. That is part of the reason Apple and Google are still set on competing in the Indian market. That is a hell of a lot of potential customers, even if we are not counting those who are unfortunately living in extreme poverty.

34. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

15% have smartphones. Over 90% of the country has a cell phone. 15% of 1.3 billion is about 190 million people, which is still a heck of a lot of people.

4. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Since the edit buttons are once again not appearing.... Go here to vote https://www.android.com/versions/name-n/

6. spasticpat

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

I submitted Naiyouzhagao

10. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I suggested Numkeen.

8. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Navy bean? Navy beans aren't sweet. Of course, nachos aren't sweet either, but they are SWEEEET! I voted for nougat.

26. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I bet Trump would love some Android Nachos ;)

9. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Neyyapam means Ghee should be involved. Isn't it a Tamil name? "Neyy" Means Ghee. Appam mean "Hopper". Good luck to Americans trying to pronounce it!

14. Jevon5

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

New York Cheesecake

15. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Did anyone else notice a possible hint during the I/O Keynote at 1:05:18 (https://youtu.be/862r3XS2YB0?list=PLOU2XLYxmsILe6_eGvDN3GyiodoV3qNSC&t=3918 ) that mentioned Nut Brittle? Personally Im a fan of New York Cheesecake, or NYC. Kind of like what they had for ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich).

19. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

That's a good clue I think. I hate that name, but Google is known for doing this.

21. Bustami

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Nogosari. Javanese traditional snack/food.

35. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

i vote for Nagasari or Nastar

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