Google To Reveal Official Android N Name 'In A Few Weeks'


The submissions for the official Android N name are all in, and Google is going to announce the results "in a few weeks."

What all this means is that it's worth keeping an eye out for an announcement sometime this June or July to finally find out what the latest OS will be called. It could be Nutella, nougat, nectar or, as a personal favorite, Norwegian smoked salmon — fingers crossed on that one, even though a sweet treat is likely going to be the winner, but who knows.

For those who missed out on this one, perhaps the Mountain View company will let the people decide the name again with Android 8.0 O but all that could depend on this year's outcome. Just to be clear on that, it's too late to send out an entry now because the developers are already "poring over the submissions."

As anticipated, the company announced the big news via Google+, but it also confirmed the development on Twitter, getting the word out with the hashtag #NameAndroidN.

As everyone can see, it came with a video that explains how anyone can come up with a great name.

Google kicked off the naming campaign at the 2016 I/O conference held in the company's hometown, but way before that, it had already started to accept suggestions and opened online polls to come up with the perfect moniker. That's probably because it's pretty darn hard to think up a good one that begins with the letter N.

For the record, Googlers internally refer to Android N as New York Cheesecake, so there's more or less a possibility that the company would go with that.

As a quick trip down memory lane, here's a list of the Android versions that came to be, from the earliest ones to the latest:

• Android Donut

• Android Eclair

• Android Froyo

• Android Gingerbread

• Android Honeycomb

• Android Ice Cream Sandwich

• Android Jelly Bean

• Android KitKat

• Android Lollipop

• Android Marshmallow

With all now said and done, don't forget to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know what name you submitted to Google or what moniker for the Android N you're rooting for.

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