Google is not straying from its well-established tradition of naming versions of its mobile operating system, Android, after various treats/desserts. It has emerged that the upcoming version of Android which is currently under testing and was recently made public as a developer preview, is known internally at Google as New York Cheesecake. In case you’re not a foodie or into these kinds of things like some of us, the BBC has a good idea what that is.
Google has made it somewhat a tradition to have at least an internal codename for any new versions of Android it is working on as well as a final commercial name that is what we eventually end up knowing that particular version for the entirety of its lifetime. Previous internal codenames have included Key Lime Pie which eventually arrived on devices as Android KitKat, Lime Meringue Pie which became Android Lollipop and Macadamia Nut Cake which we now know as Android Marshmallow.
Nutella has been the top pick for most Android enthusiasts so far as the name of the next version of Android currently under testing as Android N. It doesn’t help matters that Android boss Hiroshi Lockheimer is “nut tellin’ ” us anything, yet.
While it is still too early to tell what ends up as the name, New York Cheesecake is a great place to start in our quest to unearth Google’s best kept secret (so far).
Sundar Pichai, the current Google CEO and former head of Android, had previously hinted that the company would be seeking public participation on the matter and from screen grabs from various users participating in the Google Opinion Rewards scheme, it is doing just that. Users have been polled to pick one of several N-named treats including Neapolitan ice cream, Nachos, Nugat and several others as can be seen below.
What do you think Google will end up picking up as the name for Android N? Guys in the office are rooting for something not related to sugary treats, njahi (you just won’t get it if you’re not Kenyan. Hint: it’s a bunch of awful cereals).
Photo: BBC Goodfood