Android N is Now Officially Android Nougat, says Google

After months and months of speculation and a public call for ideas or two, today Google has finally revealed the official dessert name for the next version of its mobile operating system.

Android N will thus be known as Android Nougat from this point on. Still it is unclear what version number Nougat will get. Its predecessor, Marshmallow, is Android 6.0. So it’s likely that Nougat will either be 6.1 or 7.0, but that’s probably a reveal for another time.

What is a Nougat, exactly? From Wikipedia:

Nougat is a family of confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts are common), whipped egg whites, and sometimes chopped, candied fruit. The consistency of nougat is chewy, and it is used in a variety of candy bars and chocolates. The word nougat comes from Occitan, seemingly from Latin panis nucatus ‘nut bread’ (the late colloquial Latin adjective nucatum means ‘nutted’ or ‘nutty’).

Android Nougat

Google has also unveiled the Android Nougat statue, in front of its headquarters in Mountain View, California – something that it’s been doing ever since it started assigning dessert names to its OS releases a few years back. You can see the new, Nougat-themed statue in the image above.

What do you think about the name? Is it what you expected? Let us know in the comments!