Google has finally announced the full name of Android N. The next version of Android will be called Android Nougat.
The Android Nougat name continues the tradition of naming major Android releases after desserts. It all started with Android 1.5 Cupcake, followed by Android 1.6 Donut, Android 2.0 Eclair, Android 2.2 Froyo, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The pattern continued with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Android 4.4 KitKat, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Last month at its annual developer conference Google I/O, the company had invited users to help name Android N. It's not clear if the Android Nougat name was the popular choice among the suggestions, or it's something Google narrowed down on its own. Interestingly, Nougat was the third most popular choice in a poll of our own.
Before Thursday's announcement the word nougat represented a family of confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts, whipped egg whites, and sometimes chopped candied fruit.