Google asks the public to help name Android N

Google asks the public to help name Android N
Every time Google comes out with a major new Android version, mobile users everywhere start speculating about what sweet treat might end up naming the release. Sure, our concerns really lie with things like what new features we'll be getting, and when we can hope to see updates hit our favorite hardware, but there's something so innocent and fun about guessing what name the new Android version will take. Now for Android N, Google's finally getting us involved in the naming process, asking for the public's help in coming up with a suitable “N” name.

Late last year, when speaking before an audience in New Delhi, Google CEO Sundar Pichai hinted that Google could turn to its users for choosing the Android N name, commenting that if the company did indeed go that route, and Indian Android fans showed up to vote en masse, one of the country's own culinary delicacies might win out.

Google hasn't said much yet about exactly how we'll help decide on the final Android N name, but at Google I/O today the company confirmed that it will be seeking our input on the matter.

One thing we do know is that Google reserves the right for final say – so don't count on some online campaign sabotaging a wide-open vote with some patently ridiculous name.

We look forward to getting the full story on how Google intends to have us help choose the name of Android N. In the meantime, what are some of your favorite N-names you'd like to see in the running? Let us know in the comments.

Update: Google's got a page up for this naming project, and is accepting your submissions - but for the next three weeks only, so act fast. You'll find the link below.

Update 2: We can also read all the fine print now for the rules governing this effort, and Google's totally spoiling our fun. Or at the very least, the company's being all kinds of non-committal as to what it's going to do with your entries.

Google explains, "This is solely intended to be for entertainment purposes," before continuing, "the name(s) you submit will not be judged and there will be no prizes or compensation awarded to any participant."

Well, if no one's judging the submitted names at all, how the heck are we actually "helping" name Android N, as was the whole point here? What a tease!

source: Google



3. drahcir02

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4. Hoggington

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37. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

it's a dessert for you?

5. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Please not Nutella. Napoleon sounds good

28. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Do you mean 'Nea-poli-tan'?

44. justme

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Well, there's a pastry called a Napoleon, so it actually does work.

8. Feanor

Posts: 1437; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Android Nothingoftheabove

9. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Android Nuts or Noodles


Posts: 656; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

It's going to be Nougat, trust me.

45. Fona13A unregistered


12. jackwins

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

Nellikai or Nungu...

42. Brewski

Posts: 737; Member since: Jun 05, 2012


17. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

i would like to have Android Nadella,but i voted for Nutella,that would be nice.

18. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011


21. lamseunyau

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Deez Nutz

22. Scott93274

Posts: 6043; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

26. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Nugget! But since google is staying with desserts, then probably nutella

27. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Nutella all the way....

29. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Obviously Nutterbutter.

30. ZeneticX

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Nutty McNutface

31. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Android Null

32. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Android Number One by a factor of over four.

33. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Chuckandroid Norris.

34. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Android NiOS

38. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Nata de Coco!!

40. ajith25

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 07, 2016

how about noughut.

41. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

Android Nato vs Apple iSIS

43. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

neapolitan sounds nice

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