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Android N’s official name: Android Nougat

A few weeks ago, Google asked for our help naming Android N. Today, the company officially announced the name they were probably going to use all along. Android N is now Android Nougat. We still don’t know the version number, but Google has shown off the new Android logo, which is rather disappointing to be honest.

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. I’ll just save you the Google search: 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. The Nougat statue can at least double as a bench, though.

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. That process can take many months.

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