Android N final name could be chosen following an online poll, says Google's Sundar Pichai

Android N final name could be chosen following an online poll, says Google's Sundar Pichai
While Google already talked about Android N, it's obviously way too early to know what final name the next major iteration of the OS will have - because Google itself doesn't know yet.

Of course, we're all expecting Android N to have the name of a confectionery, just like all previous Android versions since 1.5 Cupcake. But how will Google choose the final name? Well, it may do something unusual and ask users to vote for a name. More exactly, Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently said that the name of Android N might be chosen following an online poll.

Talking during a meeting with students in New Delhi, India, Pichai said that, if Google indeed goes for the online poll idea and "all Indians vote", the final name of Android N might end up being that of an Indian desert (though we don't really know any famous Indian dessert that starts with an n).

Popular possible names (known around the world) for Android N include nougat, nut bread, and Nutella (it wouldn't be the first time when Google chooses a trademarked name for Android - see Android KitKat).

Since Android N - which may, or may not be version 6.1 - will likely not be released before the second half of 2016, Google still has a lot of time to decide about its name. What would you like this version of Android to be called?


source: NDTV

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40 Comments

1. middlehead

Posts: 462; Member since: May 12, 2014

They'd better be smart enough to avoid write-ins, or certain parts of the internet are going to bomb that tremendously.

7. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Android Nut Sack Make it happen. I can't wait for P...

9. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Speaking of names, KitKat was awesome but due to Google's major lock-down of the OS, L should've been named Android Lackluster... Just my opinion.

28. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Samsung's Nut Sack is a desert to you? You're one very loyal fan...

29. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Wow, you consider nut sacks as desserts?

38. Derura

Posts: 3; Member since: May 19, 2015

if they did, I guess it's official name will be android niqqa or nipple... just saying...

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Android Nutella

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Android 6.1 still should be Marshmallow. Heck, Android N for... Nestlé!

14. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Nestlé coffee or water ? It is a huge company , I don't see them using it at all.

15. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

What about Android Noodles???

43. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

That won't be sweet

3. htcforlife

Posts: 73; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Nan Khatai?

4. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

Nutcracker.... lel....

6. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Android 6.1 suNdar

8. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Nespresso, what else?

11. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

Android New 7.0

12. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

It's obvious " Nerds" should be the name.https://www.google.com/search?q=nerds+candy&o​q=Nerds+&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0j5j0.3344j0j4&client=​ms-android-hms-tmobile-us&sourceid=chrome-mobile&i​e=UTF-8

13. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

Android Nintendo

16. Tziggy14

Posts: 625; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Android iNdia

17. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Naggers?

18. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

It has to be sweet, guys.

19. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

nutsack like someone else mentioned

20. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Eh, maybe Napoleon, or Nonpareil, but my money's on Nougat

21. tyger11

Posts: 297; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I imagine it will be either Nougat, or Nerds or Nutter Butter if they do a product tie-in again. Probably Nougat. N is a very inconvenient name for a dessert/candy. Maybe Neapolitan ice cream or something.

22. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Nutella. Please.

23. Capone

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

Nestle Crunch

24. swarai

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

Nilla Wafers, Nougat, Neapolitan

25. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Number One.

27. ddnbudhiana

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 17, 2015

Nectarine

30. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Android Napoleons

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