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The next version of Android has a name: Nougat

After holding a contest to collect suggestions—and weathering some controversy—Google has announced that it’s chosen “Nougat” as the nickname/version identifier for the upcoming version of Android, due this summer. As usual, the news came with a statue unveiling at the Googleplex: Google said all along it would make the final decision on a moniker, and … Continue reading “The next version of Android has a name: Nougat”

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After holding a contest to collect suggestions—and weathering some controversy—Google has announced that it’s chosen “Nougat” as the nickname/version identifier for the upcoming version of Android, due this summer.

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As usual, the news came with a statue unveiling at the Googleplex:

Google said all along it would make the final decision on a moniker, and doesn’t seem to be saying whether “Android Nougat” was the crowd favorite in its competition. But maybe it was the most obvious candidate all along. As I wrote last month when I heard about Google’s naming  exercise,  “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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