After months of speculations and guesses, Google announced on Snapchat today that Android N, the latest version of Android, will now go by Android Nougat. The announcement comes after the company said at I/O last month that for the first time ever, Google invited suggestions from the users and asked them to submit ideas for naming this sweet delicacy.
— Android (@Android) June 30, 2016
Nougat is the latest dessert-themed version of Android, due out later this summer. The release, initially announced in March and currently on its second (and mostly stable) beta, brings new features like an improved notification shade and split-screen multitasking to the mobile OS, while also improving on features like Doze that came with Marshmallow last year. The release also has Daydream, Google’s new VR platform, baked in, though it’ll only be supported by Daydream-ready handsets running the OS.
Here’s the rundown of every Android nickname we’ve had:
- Cupcake: Android 1.5
- Donut: Android 1.6
- Eclair: Android 2.0-2.1
- Froyo: Android 2.2
- Gingerbread: Android 2.3.3 to 2.3.7
- Ice Cream Sandwich: Android 4.0.3 to 4.0.4
- Jelly Bean: Android 4.1 to 4.3
- KitKat: Android 4.4r
- Lollipop: Android 5.0 to 5.1
- Marshmallow: Android 6.0
- Nougat: Android ??? (Probably 7.x)