Google will announce the final name of Android N "in a few weeks"


While an Android N Developer Preview has been publicly available since March, Google has yet to decide on the final name that this new iteration of its OS will have. Fret not, though, as Google today said that the name will be finally unveiled "in a few weeks."

Not long ago, Google put up a web page asking for Android users - or anybody, really - to submit Android N name ideas. We're not sure if Google will choose a name that's been suggested by users, or one that the folks in charge of Android have already thought about. In any case, the wait should be over sometime later this month.

There are plenty of sweet names that Android N could get - including famous ones like Nutella or Nougat, or others that aren't that well known around the globe, like Neyyappam. As you may know, Google always named Android versions after sweet foods - so, even though we're seeing suggestions like Nachos or Norwegian Smoked Salmon, these are (almost certainly) not going to be taken into consideration.

Until we get to hear the official name from Google, you can check out our Android N Developer Preview Overview to find out more about the new version of the OS. What do you think the final name will be?


source: Android (Twitter)

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26 Comments

1. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Sooner or later, they'll run out of desserts, confections, & sweets that follow their historical naming scheme. Then the whole of the mobile tech following world will collectively freak out. I say "N" should be Nectar. It would keep them in the whole realm of sweet they've been going for, but would break them out of using specifically food names.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they are tons of dessert & sweets name in this planet, they'll made it to Z somehow... the other OS with similar naming scheme (AA-ZZ in this case) already made it till YY, lol (Yakkety Yak)

3. Florin.T

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

4. NoAllegiance unregistered

I like neapolitan.

5. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Neyyapam !!

8. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Ha ha..

21. HTCM9

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

Neyyappam

6. Unordinary unregistered

Android Nevergoingtoreach20%adoptionrate

9. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Jelly.

11. Unordinary unregistered

Quick food for thought lol... You guys are always talking about how Apple is "years" behind, yet you guys don't even get your own "brand new" features for a year or two after it gets released to the public. I'd be jelly if Apple announced a feature, and then saw my brother or coworker who also is on "iOS" have it, ..yet I don't. Sorry but OS fragmentation is nothing to be jealous of hahaha. Ill keep my promised features that are announced and take them when said they are coming out.

14. EyeSea

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 04, 2016

iJealous.

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"I'd be jelly if Apple announced a feature, and then saw my brother or coworker who also is on "iOS" have it, ..yet I don't" So, you've always been jelly every year apple releases a new iDevice? 'Cause apple has been intentionally doing precisely that for years now with their iDevices, even though the older hardware would easily support such software features. That's the planned obsolescence feature in iOS, and it sure ain't new to the platform. That's what they did with the following: - Multitasking drawer from iPhone 3G to 3Gs (w/ iOS 4), - Facetime from iPhone 3Gs to 4 (w/ iOS 5) - Siri, Turn by Turn navigation, and Panorama from iPhone 4 to 4s (w/ iOS 5, 6 and 7), - Air Drop, Filters in Camera, and Continuity from iPhone 4s to 5 (w/ iOS 7 and iOS 8), - WiFi Calling and Night Shift Mode ( http://goo.gl/FUE0US ) from iPhone 5 to 5s (w/ iOS 8 and 9) - Slide Over and Split screen multitasking from iPad 4 to iPad Air (w/ iOS 9) - Force touch and Live photos from iPhone 6 to 6s (w/ iOS 9) - etc. There's probably a whole lot more little features being stupidly excluded to later devices just 'cause they can. That's not even taking into consideration how new iOS versions intentionally bring your old hardware to a crawl, there's a reason why they choose to dictate what iOS version you can have your device and it sure isn't for any consumer security ( http://www.dereferer.org/?http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2F1SswEXw )...

17. Unordinary unregistered

Someone was so butthurt they had to dig and type. Sorry but you wasted 20 minutes of your time. I didn't read past 'cause Apple's. Lol ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, ANDROID M (LASSSTTT YEARS OS), FINALLY HIT DOUBLE DIGIT ADOPTION RATES LMFAO. CONGRATS ON 10%!!! :) :) Too bad

19. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

iGnorance is a bliss...

25. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You read every word, but don't want to acknowledge that he turned your whole argument against you.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

We still get them a year before you, even after waiting a year. P.S. I generally upgrade annually, do I don't do much waiting.

15. anglosaxonengland

Posts: 64; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

Probably would after a few years

18. AndroidBoy21

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

And you said I was butthurt

7. jpheim589

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 08, 2016

The post its seem like a hint to me, maybe it'll be announced with the Note 7? Android Note? Yes, I know its a stretch.

10. Awesomedeals88

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 08, 2016

Android 7.0 Nutsack!!!

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You eat those for desert?

12. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Nectarines or Nerd...

23. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nookie.

24. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Nun chucks :D

26. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

I do like Nerds... it has like a double purpose!!

27. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

looks like Nutella is the winner. http://mobile.twitter.com/lockheimer

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