Monday , October 23 2017

What will you name Android N?

Namie McNameface
We’re nut tellin’ you yet. Is as close as Google has come to commenting on the potential name for Android N, the next version of Android, but it turns out there’s a reason that they haven’t named it yet. They want us to.

As teased by Google CEO Sundar Pichai during a visit to India, during their Google I/O Keynote Dave Burke, VP Engineering (Android) at Google, announced that Google was going to let users name the tasty treat for which Android N will be forevermore associated. While there’s a lot of N desserts out there, there was one rule: You can’t name it Namey McNameface, so you’re going to have to think of something else.

If you’re looking for inspiration for a team made of the wrong stuff here’s a video outlining their creative process.

The first two release candidates were known as Astro and Bender – but Android 1.1 was apparently known as “Petit Four.” Typically, though Android versions since Android C have been named after “tasty treats” so far we have had:

  • Cupcake
  • Donut
  • Eclair
  • Froyo
  • Gingerbread
  • Honeycomb
  • Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Jelly Bean
  • KitKat
  • Lollipop
  • Marshmallow

If you want to put your favourite N based tasty treat in the running head here, and good luck.

What N tasty treat will you submit? Nutella? Nougat? Neopolitan Ice-Cream? Let us know below/

Source: Google.

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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6 Comments on "What will you name Android N?"

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Allen Baranov
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I submitted Nutty McNutroll…

Ashley Sommer
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Ashley Sommer

Please correct “Elair” to “Eclair”

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That has been done 😉

Julian Hardy
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Julian Hardy

Oh please, let it be Namey McNameface – I would buy a brand new Nexus just to be one of the first people to have Android Namey McNameface on my phone!


You can’t name it, if you read the Terms and Conditions it states it’s just for entertainment purposes and no names will be judged.

Valued Guest

Doesn’t mean they can’t pick a name that you submit, just means that it’s not a competition, there’s no prize, etc. The whole idea of this is to get ideas for names… of course they’re going to at least look at what’s submitted.


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