Android exec hints about Android N name being Nutella, or is he?

Android exec hints about Android N name being Nutella, or is he?
Last month, Google began crowdsourcing ideas for the name of the upcoming Android N. Many chimed in with suggestions but submissions were closed on June 9 and it was never a democratic vote to begin with. Google intended to have the last say in the matter and rightfully so.

An Indian dessert called neyyappam cut the list as one of the top favorites, along with nougat and Nutella. Although the Indian tongue-twister garnered a lot of support, it was unlikely that Google would go with the name for the next major iteration of Android. Meanwhile, senior vice president of Android Hiroshi Lockheimer has been tweeting some interesting stuff.

Mr. Lockheimer either has an unhealthy obsession with Nutella, or he's dropping hints about what Android N might be named after. Or, of course, he might just be trolling us hard. Either way, here are some of his interesting tweets about the Italian sweet:

And in this next post, Mr. Lockheimer claims that he was just googling Nutella, because he is oh-so-fond of it:

In this tweet from February, he talks both about nougat and Nutella, again expressing affection toward the latter, though not regarding its taste qualities:

Whether Hiroshi Lockheimer is trolling or dropping us clues as to what Android N will be named after remains to be seen. Red herrings before major Android releases are nothing new.

via: The Verge



2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Is that Chrome OS in the middle tweet...??? It definitely looks interesting...! Woah, about the article... I almost forgot the article! I'd say that they can call the upcoming Android whatever they fancy; but I'd say that Nutella is the best candidate... Indian names are a little bit too hard to pronounce for the western crowd...!!! And its not like Android Phones will sell better when it has an Indian confectionery name! They're going to sell regardless because for most Indians; An iPhone is a little too expensive!!! $1200 for the base 16GB Model, my lord... They've my deep sympathies...

4. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I would have nothing against it :) Keep in mind, however, that some members of the Google staff had fun hinting at "Licorice" for Android L's name. That was not too long ago, and these teases are so blatant that I am more inclined to believe that Lockheimer is trolling us.

7. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

LOL I bet at the last minute he will decide nougat.

8. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Android Nadella would be better.

9. sukrith2194 unregistered

Give Indians a chance dude... :) it's not everyday that we get an opportunity to name something international... let us be... :P

14. M4th3u54ndr4d3

Posts: 67; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Not for that name

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I really don't mind if the name is internationally recognise but the one Indian suggested is not. I rather they have Gulab Jamun. At least, I am familiar with that one.

10. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

I prefer non-commercial name brands, like nougat. (seriously... he had to look up how to spell it?)

11. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

History would show that branded naming was an aberration... Whilst I do think nutella would be amazing nougat may be a safer bet (if you could find a bookie to take you on). Neyyapam, whatever it may be, stands no chance for the reason I am a good example of - however big of a market India is, it is smaller than the rest of the world (which do not know what it/they is/are).

12. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

But sundar pichai once told he would choose indian food name for N

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I think Android 7 would be better than Neyyapam, whatever that is? Does it taste good? Maybe, I will buy one over the weekend to try out.

13. mentalerror

Posts: 15; Member since: May 19, 2016

Android New World Order

17. ZER0VZ

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 04, 2015


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