Android N is officially named Nougat


Months after Android N first came onto the scene in the form of a developer preview, the update’s official name has been revealed.

Android Nougat is the official nickname for Google’s next big Android update. The name was just revealed, complete with the debut of a new statue on Google’s campus in California, which you can see below.


Google names all of Android’s major updates after desserts, and it’s been moving down the alphabet one letter at a time with each new release. For example, Android 2.2 was Froyo, Android 2.3 was Gingerbread, Android 3.0 was Honeycomb, and Android 4.0 was Ice Cream Sandwich. Now we’ve got Android Nougat, too.

The official Android Nougat nickname doesn’t have much of an effect on the actual update, but it does mean that Google will create a new Easter egg for the update. Plus, now we know what name we’ll be using when asking about updates for our Android devices.

Google has said that the final Android Nougat release will happen this summer, which is when device makers will get the update and then begin work on getting Nougat onto their devices.

Source: @Android

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  • Guest

    I just eat one today for breakfast

  • Benben

    Nexus 6 is getting it and that’s what important

  • nycplayboy78

    Nexus 6P will be getting it…YASSSS :)

  • SirStephenH

    “Google names all of Android’s major updates after desserts, and it’s been moving down the alphabet one letter at a time with each new release.”

    They started with “Cupcake” (“C”). “A” and “B” were named “Alpha” and “Beta” respectively.

    • 9to5Slavery

      Tell us more oh wise one.

    • Guest

      You Sir are very very smart indeed. Why we didn’t know Android name each update after a dessert. I’m truly dumb founded and shock you where able to find out and let us all know.
      Good job

    • g2a5b0e

      They were also know as Astro-Boy & Bender. The original idea was to name each Android version after a famous robot or android. My guess is that they scrapped that idea when they realized it would be tough to find one for every letter of the alphabet.

  • Philip

    It is not name after candy anymore like Kit Kat, etc.

  • FILA

    and yet, we still wonder what the hell Nougat is when we bite into a candy bar

  • Guest

    Between this, the 14.75561728 of Microsoft and Apple’s 9.3.2…

  • 9to5Slavery

    The title is a eye watering nosebleed. Whatever that means.

  • Option…

    I just hope it comes with an option for a darker theme…the lollipop colors were simply insane. For me, my favor Android update was Kit Kat

    • JLV90

      Dark theme was taken out of the last developer preview so safe to say it won’t be in stock android again this year.

  • Mark

    I’ve never really cared for nougat, tbh, at least the 3 Musketeers / Milky Way / Snickers variety. Hopefully the software is better than the candy.