Android N’s official name is…

In Games, Apps, and OS by Alora Uy GuerreroLeave a Comment

And it is not Nutella.

On May 18, Google asked the public to help them name the next version of Android. Today, they revealed Android N is officially called Nougat.

Android Nougat brings with it features such as multi-window support, redesigned notifications, virtual reality, keyboard themes, battery saving on the go, Data Saver mode, additional emojis, and Android TV box improvements. Now is the perfect time to buy an Android TV box to take advantage of the new update, go to www.androidtvboxes.ie to find out more.

The final build will roll out to select units sometime in the third quarter of 2016, but don’t expect second-class other devices to get a taste of the update soon after that, considering manufacturers do not even have many products running Marshmallow yet. In fact, only 10 percent of current Android handsets are on Android 6.0. That’s pretty low, especially when you compare it with Apple iOS 9’s 84-percent adoption rate.

The cost of upgrading the operating system of existing smartphones and tablets is higher than that of releasing a new device with the latest OS version baked into it.

We understand where manufacturers are coming from. The cost of upgrading the operating system of existing smartphones and tablets is higher than that of releasing a new device with the latest OS version baked into it. To make sure you get the latest updates for a long time, then your best bet is still getting a Nexus unit. Proof: We were still able to upgrade the Nexus One Android Eclair phone we got from the U.S. in 2010 to Lollipop.

My take: I was rooting for Nutella. The word sounds sexy, seems to roll in your mouth, and makes you think of all things delicious. Google named Android 4.4 Kitkat, so I had thought there was a huge chance they would partner with another brand this time. I had thought wrong. Perhaps the tech giant did talk to Ferrero SpA, maker of Nutella, and the deal did not push through because of monetary issues? I can only wonder.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 21 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.