At Google’s I/O 2016, Android N was made official. However, as expected, the sweet name of the OS starting with “N” was not revealed.
A couple of months back, a report suggested that Android N’s internal name was “NYC,” which translates to “New York Cheesecake.” But then, internal codenames of Android OS have never turned into the official name.
Going by the history, the internal codename of KitKat was “Key Lime Pie” (KLP), Lollipop was “Lemon Meringue Pie” (LMP), and Marshmallow was “Macadamia Nut Cookie” (MNC). But, as we know, none of the names mentioned above made it as the final OS name. Hence, it goes without saying that “New York Cheesecake” may not be the final name.
However, the latest news is that Google is planning to involve the general public to name its new OS. It is worth reminding that last year, while in India, Google CEO Sundar Pichai acknowledged the possibility of letting public name the OS. Indian Android fans, on the other hand, were ready with a dessert name starting with “N” i.e. “Nankhatai.”
Other most commonly speculated Android N names are Nutella, Napoleon, Nut Brittle, Nachos, Nori, Noodles, Nougat and Neapolitan Ice Cream, among others. In any case, Google reserves the right to zero-in on the sweet name for the OS.
Google has a new page specific to this naming project and it is now accepting suggestions. However, the naming project window closes on June 8. Android fans can exercise their right to suggest a dessert name starting with N.
Readers should, however, note that Google’s naming project rule says: "This is solely intended to be for entertainment purposes. The name(s) you submit will not be judged and there will be no prizes or compensation awarded to any participant."