One of Google’s traditions after buying Android was naming the new releases after confectionery in an alphabetical order and each year, the curiosity over the chosen name for the new version of Android has only heightened.
This year Google is slated to roll out the next version of Android which was given an abstract “N” tag since it was the next letter in the schedule. However, this year proved to be a little tricky since it seemed that there was not a whole lot of confectionery that would grant the new version of Android its name. It was so dire Google actually announced a website where they invited people for suggestions to name the next version of Android. However, it is all done now as they decided on a name: Android Nougat.
— Android (@Android) June 30, 2016
Google’s CEO took to Twitter to thank people for helping them choose
— sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) June 30, 2016
However, people started making fun of the announcement where they ridiculed the slow upgrade cycles Android devices have been plagued for years
Nougat, for the 90 percent of Android devices that will nou gat this update
— Rohan (@mojorojo) June 30, 2016
Nutella was one of the favourites by Android fans out there and they were distraught by the news
— Mihir (@koolmihir) June 30, 2016
Maaaaann we thought it would be NUTELLA https://t.co/INsDJ8UEaS
— AshwinSarcFernandes! (@ashshanuferns) June 30, 2016
Android nougat…nutella was cooler 🙁
— Cristian Monforte (@cmonfortep) June 30, 2016
— Shelly-man (Sheldon) (@ShellymonHD) June 30, 2016
Some predictions were way off
Android N. It’s either DEFINITELY Nutella… or DEFINITELY NOT Nutella.
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) June 30, 2016
swear to god if Android N isn't Android Nerds everyone has failed at their jobs
— dan seifert (@dcseifert) June 30, 2016
Wait, they didn't name Android N "Android Null-Pointer Exception"? Missed opportunity.
— JaviSoto.swift (@Javi) June 30, 2016
Some didn’t even care about the new name
Android NotiOSsoIdon’treallycareanddoesitevenmatterwithsomuchfragmentation #AndroidNReveal
— Nate Swanner (@NateSwanner) June 30, 2016
On Facebook, the cry was the same. They had wished Google had named Android 7.0 to be Android Nutella
We can’t get what we want, can we? Although there were other names submitted to Google like Noodle pudding, Naneesh Tart, Nuts, Nonnevot, Naan,Nectar and so many others, it is good they have finally decided on a name. Oh and I was vouching for Android Nougat during Google I/O which is a win in my case.
Google I/O on Wednesday. Wondering what Android N will be…my money is on Android Nougat
— Übermensch ☣ (@kiruti) May 16, 2016