Google Opinion Rewards polls users for possible Android N names, drops hints for what it might be called

Google Opinion Rewards polls users for possible Android N names, drops hints for what it might be called
As you probably know, each major Android update has both a number and a code name attached to it. Names for successive builds are picked in alphabetical order and each version of Google's OS is named after a dessert. So far, we've had Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, and Marshmallow. See the pattern?

Guessing the name of the next major Android release has become a sort of a mini-game for fans of the OS. Sure, it's not really a big deal, but speculation is always entertaining while waiting for the actual release. Google has even acknowledged this and had some fun trolling fans before the release of Android 5 Lollipop and Android 6 Marshmallow – sometimes with deliberately placed (but misleading) "clues", other times with funny ad videos. It's all fun and games when it comes to Android's code names!

Naturally, the game is already on when it comes to this year's release of the next update – Android N. Some think it may be Nutella, but don't doubt Google's ability to come up with a name so rare that it turns all expectations upside-down. As far as Google's involvement in the game goes – this year around, the search giant has taken a different route to engage with its fans. Late last year, CEO Sundar Pichai did say that Android N's name may be chosen after an online poll.

Heard of Google Opinion Rewards? It's a small app, which polls users on various topics and pays them small sums of money in the form of Play Store credit. So, a user has reported that when they opened up Opinion Rewards today, they found two questions, which are a bit enigmatic and most probably linked to Android N's full name.

The first question in the series reads "What tasty food comes to mind that starts with the letter "N"", the second one continues "What is your favorite tasty treat from the list below?" with a list of choices displaying Napoleon, Nut brittle, Nachos, Nori, Noodles, Nougat, Neapolitan ice cream.

Huh? What? Nachos, noodles, and nori certainly aren't desserts, and the latter one isn't even that tasty unless it's wrapped around some fresh sushi. Google, are you trolling us?


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37 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Where's Nutella ?

7. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

probably copy righted

12. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

I do see why Googe can't use it because it's copyrighted. Google just has to licence the Nutella label. Just as how they did with KitKat, which is a copyrighted Trademark as well.

26. Shocky unregistered

I'm sure Ferrero would be happy to help them out, it's mutually beneficial after all.

17. uggman

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

how about nutcracker xD

18. uggman

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

..........

41. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

No kidding. And I wish I got this survey, I always get the "did you visit one of these 5 stores recently" ones... not that Im complaining since it's free play store credit. Got almost $20 built up right now. But I would love this one.

3. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

Nutter Butter? , Nutter Bar? Nuts ? Deeze Nuts Hall got em ?

4. Hashed unregistered

Never-mind, you'll never gonna get it with Samsung

5. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Nah, don't be like that.....you'll get, only if you have the latest flagship.

8. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

s6 still waiting :(

10. Heisenberg

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

It's been updated for some time now. Most markets have received it. I think it's USA that's having the issue cos of their carriers

14. Macready

Posts: 1811; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Blame your carrier. It's been released quite some time ago by Samsung.

37. Krjal

Posts: 417; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I'm on an unbranded, unlocked S6e and still waiting. 'The latest update has been installed' my arse.

6. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Nutella is a must

29. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Nutella is overrated product, but hey, most people don't realize there are hundreds of alternatives. What if I told you there's even better nougat spread than Nutella? Same with Oreo. Looking at various websites, it would seem that in the end everything comes to those two brands. I'm sick of seeing people calling every nougat spread "Nutella".

11. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I think it will be Nutella or nougat.

15. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Nestlé sounds hot too! :D

30. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Not hot at all, if you realize their chairman said that human beings don't have the right on free drinking water.

16. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Nougat for sure from those options.

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

What about Nerds? I could see a really cool cross brand promotion and the name would be fitting.

21. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Wonka happens to be a Nestlé brand, it might be possible.

23. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Nudity?

24. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Damn you auto correct. I meant Nutella lol

27. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Lmao, I need an auto correct like that!

25. Shocky unregistered

Nigori!!!

28. tacarat

Posts: 853; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Nude supermodel

31. canner

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

nutella

32. NocturnalEvil

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

1) Nutsack 2) Nutcase

33. NocturnalEvil

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Nipples Nerds Nympho

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