Google serves a 'Nougat' to fans of its Android software

From India, many Android fans had suggested that the Android N should be named after Nan Khatai or Nayappam. The company opened an online poll where people sent in various name suggestions. This one depicts a pretty normal looking version of the Android mascot standing on top of three tasty pieces of nougat. Actually, the press speculated that Nutella was going to get the nod; but that would have led to some licensing issues.

New features include better multitasking, improvements to Marshamallow's Doze feature, and of course, the new VR platform from Google: Daydream VR. Obviously, Google had the final say regarding the moniker and that's exactly what they did today, when they revealed the Android Nougat during a special event called by some grandiose. The choice of Snapchat is quite interesting, considering the fact that the picture sharing app recently overtook Twitter in terms of daily users.

The news comes six weeks after Google put the name to the public.

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Cupcake, the first version of the operating software to carry the name of an enticing desert, was released in 2009.

Therefore, the final release of Android N is widely expected anywhere in fall 2016. By this time we will have moved onto the letter O for a newer OS. It may be 6.1 or 7.0, who knows, we'll just have to wait for now.

The Android Nougat is already available in its beta version for several Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X.

  • Delia Davidson