Today Google has finally revealed the official dessert name
for the next iteration of its mobile operating system. The next version of Android will be called Android Nougat.
The announcement comes after the company said at I/O last
month that users could submit suggestions for the name online.
Android Nougat name continues the tradition of naming major Android releases
after desserts. It all started with Android 1.5 Cupcake, followed by Android
1.6 Donut, Android 2.0 Eclair, Android 2.2 Froyo, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The pattern continued with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Android 4.0 Ice Cream
Sandwich, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Android 4.4 KitKat, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and
Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Unfortunately it's still unclear what version number Nougat
will get. Its predecessor, Marshmallow, is Android 6.0. So it's likely that
Nougat will be 6.1 or 7.0, but that's a reveal for another time.