]The “Artist formerly known as” Android N is now called Android Nougat, this comes after seemed like the longest wait since the last time we had to wait for an Android nickname. Google has officially announced the latest nickname — its 12th — live from its campus in Mountain View, Califonia, sharing the tasty treat on Snapchat, and this came after a long period of teasing the Android fans. Wondering what kind of desert treat a Nougat is? Nougat, is a confectionary treat loaded with sugar or honey. It usually includes some sort of roasted nuts, and occasionally fruit. Whipped egg whites may be involved as well.
The next trick is going to get people to actually pronounce “nougat” correctly.
— Android (@Android) June 30, 2016
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)
The release was first announced at Google I/O event in March and currently on its second (and mostly stable) beta, brings several 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. Google has also made the latest version of Android VR friendly with a new feature called Daydream.