The name of Android N will be unveiled in a few weeks
Have you voted for your favorite name for Android N? Well then. The result will be announced in a few weeks; probably with the release of the latest developer preview, planned for July (but ready for June instead).
After the event Google I/O 2016 held this last month, Google proposed to users and fans who gravitate around the universe Android to send their proposals to find a name to the release of the Android N operating system. Two constraints, of course: the name must begin with the letter “N” and must be sweet. Today the group of Mountain View is grateful for the contribution and announces that the chosen option will be unveiled within weeks.
Whether Nutella, Neyyappam or Nacho, at the time is not given to know. From Google, more precisely from the imaginative creative division of PNI (Professional Naming Inc.), comes the shared video on Twitter and shown in the following tweet, where CEO John Smith does some identikit assumptions of who may have advanced the best proposal and he/she could be a fireman, a nurse, a dancer, a cowboy, an airplane pilot, an ornithologist, someone working in a kitchen, and so on. Here is another demonstration of the open nature of the platform, perfectly in line with the motto “Be together, not the same”.
From the point of view of the functionality, in addition to code improvement and performance optimization, Android N will introduce the official support to split screen mode to view multiple applications simultaneously on one screen and a makeover for the Notifications menu. The release of the final version is expected by the end of summer or, as happened in previous releases, in early autumn, with the debut of the new devices of the Nexus line in the market.
The Mountain View company, therefore, is going to get another statue of the mascot/green robot of the operating system. In a few weeks we will know with certainty what sweet will be associated with it, after Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop and Marshmallow.