Remember few weeks ago when Google asks the world to name their new android version? Today, Google officially announced that the latest version of Android will go by the Android Nougat.
Google always gives Android builds a sweet treat nickname that goes in alphabetical order. The last version was Marshmallow, and now it’s time for an N treat. People threw around all sorts of suggestions like Nutella and Neapolitan, but Google eventually went with Nougat, possibly the most predictable choice.
Thanks to Lauren Goode on her great guess and her great cat (also named Nougat). Nougat is a candy consisting of sugar, roasted nuts, whipped egg whites, and sometimes candied fruit.
Along with the name announcement, Google unveiled the Android Nougat logo and lawn statue on the Google campus. It’s not the best. The Nougat logo is just the bugdroid standing on top of three nougat bars. Past Android version logos were redesigned versions of the bugdroid to look like the treat. They were really fun, but this one? Not so much.
While we have the name, the version number is still unknown. Android Marshmallow is 6.0, so Nougat will probably be 6.1 or 7.0. It will include features like Daydream VR, revamped notifications, split-screen apps, and more. Android Nougat will likely be made available to Nexus devices in a month or two. All other phones will have to wait for the OEM (and sometimes the carrier) to develop and test the update.