The mobile operating system formerly known as Android N has officially been christened Nougat in a Google tweet.
(CCM) — Google has ended months of speculation about the name of the next version of its Android mobile operating system by revealing that it has settled on the name Nougat. The successor to Android 6 Marshmallow has been called Android N for the past months and is believed to have been known inside Google as New York Cheesecake. But yesterday evening the official Android Twitter account tweeted: "Introducing #AndroidNougat. Thank you, world, for all your sweet name ideas! #AndroidNReveal." In the past, Google has chosen the name for its Android releases by itself, but in May the company invited the Android community to suggest names for the next one. Popular suggestions included Nesquik, Nerd, and Nutella. Google reserved the right to make the final decision to avoid ending up with a situation similar to Boaty McBoatface — the name chosen by the British public for a new polar research vessel earlier this year.
Android Nougat is expected to be released in August or September, but many existing Android smartphone owners will have to wait much longer to find out whether updates are ever made available for their handsets. Android 6 Marshmallow was released a year ago, but barely 10% of Android devices are running it today.
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