Google released the first developer preview of its next major Android release even before it detailed the update at Google I/O 2016, it didn’t confirm the dessert moniker back then, referring to it as just Android N. At Google I/O 2016 the company said it will take in recommendations from the public to decide what it should call Android N and it has finally decided. Android N is Android Nougat.
Interestingly we still don’t have a version number for this major Android release so it’s unclear if Google is going to call it Android 6.1 or Android 7.0 but it has finally been confirmed that the update is to be called Android Nougat.
Google traditionally unveils a statue for the release on its campus after the name is confirmed and that’s precisely what it did today. Soon after the name was confirmed on Twitter, Google unveiled the Android Nougat statue on its campus in Mountain View, California.
It’s not the best of statues that Google has ever created for its Android versions. It’s just an Android standing on a pile of nougat, seems like Google wants to downplay the entire dessert thing that it has going with Android monikers.
Android Nougat is still in developer preview but it shouldn’t take more than a few weeks now for the public release to begin.
Introducing #AndroidNougat. Thank you, world, for all your sweet name ideas! #AndroidNReveal pic.twitter.com/7lIfDBwyBE
— Android (@Android) June 30, 2016