Android N officially revealed to be Nougat

Android N officially revealed to be Nougat
The speculation and guessing is finally over. We have all wondered what the official tasty sweet treat name of Android N would be and Google has officially announced the name. And, like it or not, Android N will officially named Android Nougat. Nougat was one of the top options guessed by many, but it didn't really have the biggest following.

At Google I/O, CEO Sundar Pichai announced that Google would be taking user submitted names for the next version of Android, and also made it clear that the name would not be Namey McNameface. The loudest contingent of fans has been hoping that the name of Android N would be Nutella, but it appears that Android KitKat might end up being the only branded version of Android. There was also speculation that Pichai had opened up the naming to a vote in order to be able to name Android N after a South Indian dessert called 'Neyyappam', which had made some english-speakers worried about being able to spell the name. But, now we don't need to worry about that. 

So, we know that Android N is officially Android Nougat. That means the only real mystery left is what version number will be assigned to the update. Given the major addition of splitscreen, it's expected to be Android 7.0, but there is still a small chance it will be Android 6.1. Luckily, we only have a couple more months to wait before finding out. 

source: @Android



76. Valdomero

Posts: 708; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Good thing it's called Nougat (US pronunciation: /ˈnuːɡət/ noo-gət; UK /ˈnuːɡɑː/ noo-gaa), I like to chew these sweets during christmas time. I wonder what Android O will be named... LoL jk, it's too early for that.

85. GeekMovement unregistered

I already want to play the guessing game for O now that N is officially announced lol

75. Mels13

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

It could name Napoleon.Very delicious cake.

52. GeekMovement unregistered

Aw kind of sad I've never tried a nougat before.. I'll have to add that to my list to try, looks delicious. Android K should have been keylime pie to avoid brand name, but oh well, what's the use of looking in the past now lol.

56. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You've never had anything like a Milky Way or a 3 Musketeers bar? Even most of those boxes of assorted chocolates they sell on Valentine's Day have a few with nougat in them. I'm gonna assume you're outside the US?

59. GeekMovement unregistered

Oh I didn't realize that was nougat in those candy bars because I haven't heard of nougat before lol thanks for telling me. I'd like to try the Italian nougat Torrone if that's any different.

79. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Never tried it. A couple other mainstream candy bars with it are Snickers, Charleston Chew, and Baby Ruth. It's that stuff with a thick gum like consistency, although there are different consistencies like a 3 Musketeers uses a whipped nougat to make it lighter and fluffier.

84. GeekMovement unregistered

Interesting, makes me wonder what it would taste like without all the chocolate and caramel, but I'm sure I would like it! Not so disappointed with Google's decision to name it nougat over Nerds or nutella anymore. (although truth be told, I still have yet to try nutella lol) Thanks for the info!


Posts: 657; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Comment #10: But I'll admit - that was sort of a cruel stunt by Google leading everyone on when they had in fact already decided on the name. I remember when their motto was "Don't be evil", not "A little evil never hurts"...

49. Fona13A unregistered

Also because an awkwardly named dessert nobody outside of India or wherever it came from cares about would have been terrible.

36. DRS1977

Posts: 681; Member since: May 27, 2015

Nutella is way better and better tasting too. This is disappointing, but it doesn't matter really in the grand scheme of things.

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Nutella is a trademarked name, that is why they can't use it. At least not without permission. Apple would have just stole it and waited to get sued and just paid later. Google is smarter.

72. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just like Samesung steals, right?

24. Fona13A unregistered

Thank you for not going with that terrible "Neyyapam" or whatever that petrified vomit looking garbage is, keep it simple, don't pander to culinary hipsters.

26. Fona13A unregistered

I don't care if India needs their spotlight, that stuff looks gross.

19. elvis_17

Posts: 32; Member since: May 26, 2016

Well it would be logical if it would be 6.1 because last year it was big jump from 5.1.1 to 6.0 and now marshmallow is on 6.0.1 that would be total waste of numbers :D. By the way it would be better if it would be could Nutella. Can't wait to see new Easter egg :)

17. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who care?

20. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

You too , thats why you placed a comment in this article

43. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You are very smart

11. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Nutella wouldve been nice but nougat is fine too

9. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Better than the indian name thats sounded like Napalm lol

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Nougat to be kidding me!

6. asiansatan

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 18, 2014


5. FluffyBled unregistered

The version number has already been revealed in the Android Studio (Well it shows 6.X)!

14. FluffyBled unregistered Sorry for the double post!

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

More like Noget because a lot of users who aren't rocking the Nexus phones will probably either get N late or won't get it at all. Samsung, LG, and especially Motorola.

3. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Don't quit your day job.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 23094; Member since: May 28, 2014

Trolling is his day job.

63. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Picking fights you can't win is your day job.

73. meanestgenius

Posts: 23094; Member since: May 28, 2014

I win our battles all of the time, so I must be doing pretty well at my day job.

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