Google Names Latest Version of Mobile OS “Android Nougat”

Android Nougat

Google finally unveiled the name of the latest version of Android 7.0 operating system on
Thursday, June 30. The search engine giant decided to call its latest mobile operating system “ Android Nougat.”

Many speculated that Google will probably name the Android 7.0 as Nutella, which is the name of the sweetened hazel nut cocoa spread manufactured by Ferrero.

The name of the latest Android Nougat is based from the popular confection in Europe. Nougat is made with sugar of honey, roasted nuts, whipped egg whites, and sometimes chopped candied fruit.

Google asked users to suggest names for the new Android version

In a message posted on Twitter, Google wrote, “Introducing #AndroidNougat. Thank you, world, for all your sweet name ideas! #AndroidNReveal.”  The search engine giant also posted a video of the unwrapping of the statue of the new OS at its headquarters in Mountain View.

Google announced a contest to name its latest mobile operating system dubbed Android N during its I/O developer conference in May. The search engine giant encouraged users to participate in the contest and submit suggestions for the name of the mobile operating system online.

In addition to the name Nutella, people also suggested Nectarine, Napoleon, Nussecken, Nolen Gurl, Nastar, Nachos, and many others.

Google continued the tradition of naming Android from sweets. The first version, Android 1.5 was called Cupcake, followed by Android 1.6 Donut, Android 2.0 Éclair, Android 2.2 Froyo, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The search engine giant maintained the naming pattern with Android 3.0 Honeycombed filled by Android 4.0 Ice Cream, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Android 4.4 KitKat, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Android Nougat features

Some of the features of the Android Nougat include:

Google Assistant—enables users to engage in a natural conversation with Google Now on their mobile devices.

Instant Apps—provides users access or use certain apps without downloading and installing it on their Android smartphones of tablets.

Multi-window support—allows users to open two apps in a split-screen mode on their mobile device.

Reply in a notification— lets users reply to test messages from the notification shade

Bundles of notification—developers will have the ability to group together different notifications from their app

Doze on the Go—battery-saving setting that stops background computing when the user is not using his/her phone.

Night Mode setting—tints the screen yellow to reduce eye strain when users are viewing a bright display at night.

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