Android N is neither 3 Musketeers nor Snickers: Just plain Nougat

New Android 7.0 release expected in late summer

Android N is not 3 Musketeers nor Snickers: Just plain Nougat
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The suspense is over: Google has revealed the sweet nickname for its 7.0 edition of the Android operating system -- Nougat. Google, which had been calling the in-progress OS Android N, disclosed the news initially via Snapchat and Twitter.

Google has a history of naming Android versions after sweet treats, with Kitkat, Lollipop and Marshmallow being the most recent three. The company solicited suggestions for the latest name following its recent Google I/O event.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai earlier this year hinted that an Indian delight could be in the offing as a nickname, and indeed nougat is popular in India. It's also contained in popular candy bars such as 3 Muskateers and Snickers.

Android Nougat, initially released as a developer preview in March, will likely become generally available later this summer. Features include split-screen multi-window mode, Doze power saving and seamless updates.

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