With Google's unexpected release of the Android N Developer Preview today, we're getting a very early look at the next version of Android. Of course it's just "Android N" for now — the company won't reveal the actual name of what will presumably be Android 7.0 until it's fully baked. But the company is already teasing the new version's nickname.
Google's Hiroshi Lockheimer wrapped up a Medium post on Android N with this chocolatey, hazelnutty teaser:
So, the burning question that's on everyone's mind: what will the N release be named? We're nut tellin' you yet.
If Android N does launch as "Nutella," it'd be the second corporate team-up, following 2013's KitKat. However Google has a track record of throwing out misleading clues about future Android nicknames — at Google I/O 2015, Android Engineering VP Dave Burke openly flaunted a custom watch face with several M-themed desserts. The company is also known to have internal codenames that differ from the public nickname — before Marshmallow was Marshmallow, it was MNC — "Macadamia Nut Cookie."
So we'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, let us know what you think Android N will eventually be called.