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Google has officially named Android N

Following on from earlier news that Android N is nearing its final release, Google has officially settled on a final name for its latest OS. After fielding some suggestions from the public, Google has decided that the next version of Android should be known as Android Nougat.

Google first announced Android N back in February, a little earlier than usual. Since then, developers have had access to the OS in order to get apps ready for the eventual public launch. At Google I/O earlier this year, Google did open itself up to suggestions on the final name for Android N but in the end, it went with one of the more heavily rumoured names- Android Nougat.

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Other names that were apparently considered for Android N include Nut brittle, Nachos, Noodles and Neapolitan ice cream. Android Nutella was also rumoured, which could have been possible after Google’s branding deal for Android KitKat but it just wasn’t meant to be.

Android Nougat will be releasing to the public later this year. However, we don’t have much news on what device it will debut on. HTC is currently rumoured to be working on a new Nexus but Google is also apparently working on its very own smartphone for this year too so it is all a bit up in the air right now.

KitGuru Says: It is always an interesting time in the build-up to a new version of Android as so many people get invested speculating over the next name. Are any of you looking forward to Android Nougat? Do you think Google should have picked a different name?

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