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Android N is out, officially named Nougat

Android N is out, officially named Nougat

Google officially announced its N version on Thursday, and it is none other than ‘Nougat’. Up until now only known as Android N, there are two things that go into naming the latest flavor of Android. First, it has to proceed alphabetically from the last version. Second, it has to be a candy or dessert. For example, “K” was for 2013’s KitKat, “L” was for 2014’s Lollipop, and “M” is for Marshmallow, the Android version released in October.

For the first time, Google in May said it would choose this year’s name by asking fans for suggestions. The idea came after Google CEO Sundar Pichai was in India last year and joked that the next name would be decided by an online poll.

And so Google ran with the idea to crowdsource the naming process. A Google spokeswoman said the company received millions of submissions from around the world, and that Nougat was one of the most popular non-brand suggestions.

Nougat, still in beta, will be officially released in the fall.

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