Android Nougat Is The Next Version of Android


Washington: Android team at Google has finalised the name of the next version of the operating system. And no, it’s not Nutella. It is Nougat. The next version of Android – likely to be dubbed Android 7 – will be called Android Nougat.

Since starting with version 1.5 in 2009, the new OS-level updates to Android have been named after a sweet. This time Google had launched a crowdsourced naming process, setting up a website, to finalise the formal name of the Android N. Thousands of people voted and there were indications, mostly from Android boss Hiroshi Lockheimer, that the final name would be the Android Nutella.

However, in the end nougat, a family of confections from Europe, won. From India, many Android fans had suggested that the Android N should be named after Nan Khatai or Nayappam.

The Android Nougat is already available in its beta version for several Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X. The final version of the Nougat is likely to come in the coming months, possibly at the same time when Google and HTC launch the next Nexus phone, which for now is rumoured to be named Sailfish. The OS will first come to the Nexus devices – Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P – before companies like Samsung and HTC release its customised versions for their phones.

It is also almost certain that the recent Motorola phones like Moto G4 Plus will get Nougat soon after the launch of the operating system.

The Android Nougat, although similar to the Android Marshmallow in terms of user interface, comes with several new features. It adds support for multi-window mode as well as has more dynamic notification system.