Google to reveal the official, delicious name of Android N "in a few weeks"

Last month, at its I/O developer conference, Google said that it had proved 'more difficult' than expected to choose the right name for its next major Android update, and invited users to submit their own suggestions to help it decide.

But if you've spent the last few weeks trying to come up with the perfect name, and were planning to submit your idea soon, you've missed your chance, as the company is no longer accepting submissions.

It's not quite ready to announce the winning idea yet - although it has, thankfully, already ruled out 'Namey McNameface' - but says that it will "reveal the new name in a few weeks".

Following its earliest 1.0 'Alpha' and 1.1 'Beta' releases, Google has named its Android versions after sweet, delicious treats:

  • 1.5 | Cupcake
  • 1.6 | Donut
  • 2.0 - 2.1 | Eclair
  • 2.2 - 2.2.3 | Froyo
  • 2.3 - 2.3.7 | Gingerbread
  • 3.0 - 3.2.6 | Honeycomb
  • 4.0 - 4.0.4 | Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4.1 - 4.3.1 | Jelly Bean
  • 4.4 - 4.4.4 | KitKat
  • 5.0 - 5.1.1 | Lollipop
  • 6.0 - 6.0.1 | Marshmallow
  • 7.0 | 'N'

The next major update - officially known as 'Android N' for now - is referred to internally as 'New York Cheesecake'. However, Google routinely chooses different codenames for Android versions in development to the names that it eventually selects for their release. Android 5.0 Lollipop was known internally as 'Lemon Meringue Pie', while 6.0 Marshmallow was developed as 'Macadamia Nut Cookie'.

Samsung revealed recently that Android N will become version 7.0 of the OS when it arrives this summer.

Source: @Android via GSM Arena

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