The revealing of Android 7.0 Nougat comes correct on time, and it follows the sample that Google has set for Android. The variations of Android succeed each other alphabetically, with the names starting with these letters. In 2013, Google launched the Android 4.0 KitKat; in 2014, it was Android 5.0 Lollipop; and in 2015, it was Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
I hate nougat
Certain, some nougat is creamy and delicious, like what you’d uncover in a Snickers bar, however Google has chosen to name Android N as to my dislike thing nougat. I know this isn’t an insightful comment, however, the reality that I already hate nougat affords me weird feelings about a mobile working system named after it. It doesn’t exactly bode successfully for our future collectively.
NOW THAT WE HAVE A TITLE, ARE NEW NEXUS PHONES NEXT
Android N is already in beta, and now that it has a identify, much more questions are beginning to the floor.
The significant date on the horizon is a “late summer time” as that’s when Android Nougat is releasing to the wild, Google says. However, that doesn’t imply shoppers will indeed see Android 7 at the moment.
New variations of Android are notoriously sluggish to succeed in customers as a result of carriers maintain the keys to the OS floodgates. However, we’re speaking about an entirely new version of Android right here – would possibly Google launch a new Nexus to mark its arrival?
Whereas a new, moderately priced machine would probably make sense earlier than college will get into the session, the timing could be odd for Google to announce a Nexus, in keeping with our Senior Cellular Editor Matt Swider.
He speculates that Google will be in reality wait till Android Nougat 7.1 to launch a new Nexus, together with Daydream VR assist.
I’m inclined to agree, first due to the timing – a new Nexus launch makes more sense across the holidays. And second as a result of it looks like Google would need to put out a Daydream-ready machine to get the ball rolling on its VR enterprise, in addition, to pump up the brand new OS.
Introducing a VR-compatible Nexus phone that’s working the most recent model of Android makes probably the most sense to me, and doesn’t appear more likely to occur till later this yr.
IS ANDROID NOUGAT REALLY WHAT THE PEOPLE WANTED?
Google requested the ultimate populace to help it title this mannequin of Android, however, is Nougat truly what we voted for?
I had my doubts, although, in step with Google, Android Nougat was one of many essential well-liked non-branded really helpful names amongst hundreds and hundreds of submissions (emphasis Google’s). An agency spokesperson well-known that from the get-go the Android crew said it might make the last word naming willpower.
Personally, I would have hottest Android Nacho, although that’s problematic in a variety of ranges, not least as a result of nachos mustn’t a sweet confection.
Android Nutella is a sturdy second for me, although without a mannequin tie-in, like Android KitKat had, I’m moreover not surprised it didn’t make the decrease, each.
After that, Android Nectarine had my next vote, although Google is likely to be saving citrus for later.
I suppose, then, Nougat, is a pure choice, although it doesn’t actually really feel notably impressed. It’s almost so predictable, and it’s boring. And chewy – don’t not overlook that.
What happens as soon as we get to Android Z?
We nonetheless have 12 letters to go, however, what happens as soon as we get to Android Z? Zeitgeist? Zebra? Zero Bars are an issue, in step with the net.
Now that I kind this out – what about Android X? I actually really feel a catastrophe approaching.
All that’s to say, how sustainable is Google’s Android naming scheme now that we’re shifting into the more durable, less well-liked letters of the alphabet?
It’s an associated question requested of the iPhone: iPhone 7, 8 and 9 aren’t too crazy, however, are we truly going to have an iPhone 10? It’s extraordinarily unsure.
Google nonetheless has lots of time sooner than it runs into Android U; however, it may wish to start pondering of an exit approach now.
ANDROID O, OH, OH
There are nonetheless a lot of questions surrounding Android Nougat, and whereas it gained attain market saturation for pretty a whereas, it’s not too early to start fascinated with Android O.
Chances are we’ll hear a lot about O at Google IO 2017, which could be proper right here in less than yr.
What choices will Google introduce inside the next mannequin of Android? One prediction is improved chat integration, along with incorporating its new Allo app into the combo without overwhelming prospects with conversational shopper choice.
However, as you possibly can have guessed, I’m moreover carefully invested in its title. What delicious cope with will Android O be named after? Oreo? Orbit? Oh, Henry!? Orville Redenbacher?
Or, may Google take a healthful (non-branded) flip – Android Orange, anyone?
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