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Google May Use Online Poll to Name Next Version of Android

A large part of the fun leading up to each new version of Android is figuring out which sweet treat it’s going to be named after. Google’s Sundar Pichai is on a short trip to India, and let a few details slip about what the next version might end up being. According to his statements, we, as in the entire Android community, may get to choose!

During a chat with Indian college and school students, Pichai mentioned that for the next version of Android, Google might host a poll and let the online community decide. If convention holds true, the next version should start with the letter N. Playing a bit to the crowd, Sundar said that if enough of the students in attendance voted, the next version of Android could very well have an Indian name.

Now, this is far from Google officially saying the fate of Android N is in our hands, but it’s an interesting thought. It is pretty easy to see the Internet getting excited about the thought of voting to name the next software version, but since this is the Internet we are talking about, we could also see this going south. What if we all voted for something silly, like Nutter Butter? Wait a minute, Nutter Butters are delicious.

So what do you think? Are we going to get the chance to vote on Android’s future? If we do, my money is on Android Nutella. People go crazy for that stuff.

  • Eric PK

    Nougat, or NUTELLA

  • android necromangocon

  • Joaquin Sample

    Cant believe no one has recommended Nekot (as in the cookie)

  • Armaan Modi

    Android Nerds doesn’t even sound good.AND,also its nowhere near the popularity of Kitkat.

  • Yo_Droid


  • mmoreimi

    Naan 🙂

  • What will the N word be?

  • Oli72


  • cucabueno

    My vote is with Nutella… But it would be pretty fun if Android Nerds wins.

    • cucabueno

      Android Nacho?? Hahaha oh man…

  • Benjamin Parker

    Android Nacho. Android Nesquik. Android Nerds. Android Neopolitan. Android Naan. Android Necco Wafer. Android Nips. Android Nutter Butter. Android Nutrageous.
    I could go on, but I don’t care as long as there’s awesome features introduced.

    • bluntblowin


  • tomn1ce

    Nut Cracker

  • Caveman

    Since we already had KitKat, I could see Nestle as a real possibility.

    • marcusmarcus2

      Kitkat is a specific treat (made by Nestle), where Nestle is a company name. The Nestle company also makes more than sweat treats, Nestle makes baby formula, bottled water, they are even the parent company for Purina (dog food). So not really a possibility of it being called Nestle, but maybe one of their specific products again.

      • Caveman

        Boooooo, you’re no fun. Nesquik?

        • marcusmarcus2

          NesQuik would be cool! If Nerds isn’t the name, I think NesQuick would be my second choice.

    • Armaan Modi

      Its like BMW launches a car named Audi.

  • cdm283813

    If you can do Ice Cream sandwich you can do Napoleon Ice Cream. Instead of a green robot you would have white, brown and pink to show unity among different colors, races and religions. Seeing how this will be the topic in the 2016 presidential debate I find it fitting for a 2016 Nexus and OS.

  • Scott

    She’s my CHERRY PIE

    • Mech_Engr_09


      • Scott

        Cherry pie

  • jothen2002

    New York Cheesecake !

  • BearGreer

    Personally I think Nutella would be great! But my second choice would be Nougat!

  • Byron Galvez

    Nutella FTW.

    • Cole Cawtuh


  • Mudokon83


  • Rod


  • Sean

    Wait, so it’s not Nougat? Lame.

  • FknTwizted

    Nestles tollhouse cookies, but i bet it will probably be neopoleon, nougat, or neapolitan (ice cream). I leaning the last with the history of ice cream treats

  • Jon Parker

    Nutter Butter – who cares if it’s too brand specific!
    As previously stated, “Nerds” would be perfect though:)

  • Daeshaun

    Who’s this author?


    • 😀

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        Dude! Do a podcast!

      • ReturnOfTheMack


        Bruh. It’s been a while.

  • Eric R.

    Android Necco

  • Roger K.

    I see my comment was removed… I understand. No love lost.

  • Rob Steiner Jr

    Android Type-2 Diabetes

    • Suicide_Note

      That would be the T release scheduled for 2019, dear. We’re talking about N.


        Android Truffle Butter?

        • Mech_Engr_09

          You know?

          • ASYOUTHIA

            I see what you did there

    • RockMarz

      Not really funny

      • Rob Steiner Jr

        I know, Diabetes isn’t funny. But the good people at Android need to lay off the sweets. Maybe some baby carrots?

  • ChrisI


    Let the translation humor begin.

  • Keith Taylor

    Androids got Nutts

  • ali jawad

    The short-list should be the following:
    + Nutella
    + Nerds
    + “Nochlate”
    + Nanaimo Bar
    + Nocciolini di Canzo

    + Nacho (Libre!)
    + Nintendo

    • Android Nacho my #1 choice so far.

    • Retsu Unohana ® ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      No way Nintendo. That company does not allow thier ip/name to be used by people. Plus it side tracks from dessert/edible to game system

  • enigmaco

    anybody says nutella I will roundhouse kick them into the next dimension. I’m going with Nougat.

    • MrOrange645


      • Lee McLaurin

        Tatsumaki senpukyaku (Let’s see who gets the reference)

    • RockMarz

      Nutella. Likewise

    • Scorpion

      Nutella. Nutella. NUTELLA!!!

      Get over here!

  • Rashad

    I hope they do it on Google+. Make it so that people can only vote one time. I would like to think that the came really came from Android users themselves.

    • humphry

      I have two gmail accounts, so I’ll vote twice 😉

  • Ian Case

    Nutella or Nilla Wafers are the only correct answer.

  • JSo

    That will take the fun out of guessing the name weeks before it’s announced.

  • PC_Tool

    Nougat or Nilla

  • fack_da_indians

    android niggaaa

  • CoolSilver

    Seeing Chrome meshed into Android soon I can see Neapolitan Ice Cream but that might be over doing the frozen treats.

  • Mech_Engr_09

    Not to be racist or anything but I don’t want it named after some goofy indian candy/dessert

    • Raven

      What? You don’t want Android Nellikai or Nilakadalai or Nolen Gurer Rosogolla?

      • Mech_Engr_09

        Nope that sounds awful enough to make me not want to upgrade to it.

        • Armaan Modi

          hahahahah totally agree.

      • Mech_Engr_09

        Google shouldn’t do this. I like the way it’s done now. Keeps everyone guessing and makes the reveal more interesting.

  • mcdonsco

    Well, not a whole heck of a lot of choices with N…so, not surprised.

  • cozybop

    Android Nougat.

    You heard it here first.

    • Jerry Curl

      Nougat! It’s just fun to say.. Nooou-gat!

  • CabbageHeadCat.

    Nutter Butter or Nilla Wafers. Not too many N candy or deserts. Nestle Crunch or Nerds.

  • xc1097


  • Hatter

    Android Now and Later

    • Cael

      Nexus get it Now.
      Everyone else gets it Later!

      • enigmaco

        Except if you’re motorola you may get it first.

        • Suicide_Note

          That’s not the case anymore since Lenovo bought them.

      • cdm283813

        I see what you did there.

  • ckilps

    Android Napoleon

  • trixnkix637

    How can it be anything other than Android Nectar?

  • Jam17

    All of the big Android gangs are just gonna stack the vote. So political, Google.

  • John Smith

    Android NERDS!!!

    • Done. No poll needed! 🙂

    • Andre

      I believe the name of the contest to solicit ‘N’ names will be: “N Word Please”

    • humphry

      That’s so Google…

    • michael arazan

      Perfect, Covers 2 Birds with 1 Nerd

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      You win the interwebz

    • marcusmarcus2

      That is exactly what I thought N should be since they used KitKat as a name.

  • Roger K.

    Android Niggaaaaaaaaaaa, Please

  • Tim P

    so next Android version will be decided by mobs..