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Android N is Now Officially Called -- Drum Roll, Please -- Nougat!

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For weeks, people have been curious to know what Google plans to name its latest Android update. At the I/O event last month, they even asked their followers to help them give Android N a name; a challenge many enjoyed being part of. For a while, it was even referred to as Namey McNameface; just until it had its own name.

Earlier today, Google made an announcement that ended the challenge. Turning to Snapchat to make the announcement, they gave their decision to name the latest update as Android Nougat. Considering the past iterations were named after sweets, it was tough deciding on a name for the update with a word that started with the letter N. But a name has finally been chosen and was unveiled through the popular image and clip sharing app; along with a statue for the OS.
Now that the update has obtained an official name, it is expected to start rolling out onto Android devices in the later part of the summer. It was first announced in March and is now on its second beta stage. The update brings an improved Doze feature, split-screen multi-tasking, and notification shade. It also comes with the new Google VR platform called Daydream, which makes it compatible with Daydream-ready devices.


Source: The Verge

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  1. 1 year and counting until Nougat is actually relevant in the low-mid range device market.

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  2. Who cares about the names, maker devices better and better, and stop wasting time on the names!!

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  3. Google has gotten pretty lazy with the Android statues lately. I thought marshmallow was pretty uninspired, but this one is worse.

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    1. The mascot itself is pretty lame.

      In fact, I can think of at least ten other green robots that put Google's pudgy marshmallow to shame.

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  4. What is Nougat? I have no idea what this is?

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    1. It's some kind of edible mousse or meringue

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    2. I've you've never tried it, you should. Very popular in other parts of the world : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nougat

      "It's some kind of edible mousse or meringue" is absolutely wrong!

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  5. I used to love android but now I hate it. I hate anything that is Google related.

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  6. If you are from from the USA, nougat is pronounced noo-gut :lol: .

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  7. [url]https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nougat[/url]

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    1. BBCode doesn't work here. You can either copy the URL that Anonymous posted at 7:04 PM into your browser's URL field or just click this Nougat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    2. Dennis, your link is clickable. Is there nothing that I can do as a poster to make a link clickable?

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    3. The HTML a (anchor) tag works for me to create a link. I don't know if it works for non-administrators like you or not.

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    4. Wikipedia:Nougat

      Works, but PITA to type on a phone, so I will continue to post url in the future, which IMHO is better than nothing. Do you agree?

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    5. Agreed, I have no problem with copying and pasting URLs. It's more secure too because you can see the actual url. A link that says Wikipedia could actually go somewhere else.

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  8. Regardless, who cares about Google and their nougat?

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    1. WARNING: Don't feed the trolls, else they keep coming back. :lol:

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    2. If you have a rooted Lollipop or Marshmallow phone with Xposed framework and want a taste of Nougat on it, try the Android N-ify module
      http://repo.xposed.info/module/tk.wasdennnoch.androidn_ify .

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    3. for sugar my nougat

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    4. "Regardless, who cares about Google and their nougat?"

      It is relevant to a significant proportion, perhaps most, of prepaid mobile users. Those who use Android.

      Once again, Christine Torralba is to be commended for choosing and presenting this news.

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    5. scooped all the major websites!

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  9. More images of delicious looking nougat starting @ 35 second mark: https://youtu.be/ for those who have never seen it.

    Anyone know where to buy some good nougat at a reasonable price (less than $10/lb) in the US? :)

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    1. You can buy Snickers and pry out the peanuts and scrape off the chocolate.

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  10. "It is relevant to a significant proportion, perhaps most, of prepaid mobile users. Those who use Android."

    Well of course it is...it was meant to be rhetorical...

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