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Google wants the world to help name the next Android release

Google has long given new versions of Android names inspired by sweet treats: Cupcake, Donut, Marshmallow, and even KitKat. Now it’s up the the letter “N.” And instead of announcing a name for its upcoming release here at Google I/O, it’s inviting everyone to submit ideas. Not surprisingly, the company says it will have the … Continue reading “Google wants the world to help name the next Android release”

Google has long given new versions of Android names inspired by sweet treats: Cupcake, Donut, Marshmallow, and even KitKat. Now it’s up the the letter “N.” And instead of announcing a name for its upcoming release here at Google I/O, it’s inviting everyone to submit ideas.

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Not surprisingly, the company says it will have the final say. The first thing that came to my mind was “Nougat,” but I’m assuming it’ll pick something a lot more imaginative than that.

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Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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