Android Nougat it will be, not Naiyyappam, not Naankhatai.
Google Android has finally announced that its next version will be called Android Nougat, after the popular confectionery made of sugar or honey with nuts. Originally from Italy, this chewy sweet is believed to have been first created in the 15th century.
— Android (@Android) June 30, 2016
Android, the operating system from Google that pretty much rules over the smartphone world, has a naming convention based on sweets. So Android K was KitKat, L was Lollypop and M Marshmallow.
Google CEO welcomed the new name and thanked those who helped pin point on the sweet choice.
— sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) June 30, 2016
Android is something really close to Pichai’s heart, given that he headed it for quite some time.
Over the past few months, since Android N was announced, there had been campaigns to get the new version named after sweets from various countries. Indians too tried their best with different suggestions. Now, we can just hope that Android O will be named after Obbattu.