Yes, Android N stands for Nougat, not Nutella as some users suggested to Google. But nougat is just as sweet as Nutella, in our opinion.
Yesterday, Google officially named its latest Android OS version Android Nougat. The OS was known up until now as Android N and many users speculated that the N stood for Nutella. So far, Google hasn’t unveiled its customary Android statue with the sweet thing features in the OS name, to make everything official, but it will probably do it very soon.
In case you were wondering how this name came to be, you have to know that Google names its Android OSs by proceeding alphabetically from the last version. Before Android Nougat was Android Marshmallow and Before Android Marshmallow there was Android Lollipop and so on.
After we get the letter, the full name must always be a desert or candy as you may have noticed up until now. So far, since the names have been Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.
The Nougat announcement was made by Google on Twitter and Snapchat.
The name came from user suggestions and one Google representative said that they received millions of name suggestions from all across the globe and the most popular non-brand suggestion was nougat. This also explains why Nutella wasn’t a choice – because it was a brand name. Not that it’s very clear if Google was looking for a brand name or not.
In the past, the only brand name Google used for the Android OS was KitKat and that required a licensing deal.
Android Nougat is still in a beta phase but we know it features many awesome perks and one of those is the VR mode which allows the device to be placed in a VR headset. It also has a battery saving app named Doze on the Go that allows the device to conserve power when not used.