Google’s Android N Gets a Name: Android 7.0 Nougat
Google has finally revealed the name of its next Android operating system that had been known all along as Android N and its called Android 7.0 Nougat.
The Android N was announced way back in March as the next big thing from Google and the Tech giant even went further to release a developer preview that had been available to developers all these while.
Before finally settling for the Nougat moniker, Google had launched a mcro site where they called for suggestions from users on the name the new OS should be called with the Letter N as the guide. Several names such as Noodle pudding, New York Cheesecake, Neyyappam, Nankhatai, Nonnevot, Noghl, and the new name Google settle for – Nougat were considered.
Now Google has finally confirmed on Twitter the name of Android ‘N’ as Nougat. The version has also been confirmed as 7.0 which is logical given the current OS version is 6.0.
Here’s a screen grab of the Twitter post.
— Android (@Android) June 30, 2016
Google released the final developer preview 4 of Android 7.0 Nougat for compatible Nexus devices last month. The preview also has final Android N SDK with final APIs (API level 24).
As Google confirmed earlier, stable Android 7.0 Nougat release will be available in Q3 2016, which is this quarter that ends in September.
In the same vein, Google isn’t going to give “outsiders” the opportunity of being the first to produce devices running on Android 7.0 Nougat. The Silicon Valley tech company is said to be working on two Nexus devices made by its partner HTC codenamed Sailfish and Marlin. These devices are expected to be introduced later this year and would boot Android 7.0 Nougat.
Google also unveiled a cute statue of Android Nougat at its headquarters called Google campus.