Android N is Nougat!!!

After what has seemed like the longest wait since the last time we had to wait for an Android nickname, we now know what Android N will be called.


Google announced the latest nickname — its 12th — live from its campus in Mountain View, Calif., sharing the tasty treat on Snapchat, but not before a lengthy tease. Through the Android statue garden, into some "top-secret Android N labs." And finally, we got it.

Nougat, for those unfamiliar, is a confectionary treat loaded with sugar or honey. It usually includes some sort of roasted nuts, and occasionally fruit. Whipped egg whites may be involved as well.

The next trick is going to get people to actually pronounce "nougat" correctly.

Here's the rundown of every Android nickname we've had:

  • Cupcake: Android 1.5
  • Donut: Android 1.6
  • Eclair: Android 2.0-2.1
  • Froyo: Android 2.2
  • Gingerbread: Android 2.3.3 to 2.3.7
  • Honeycomb: Android 3.x
  • Ice Cream Sandwich: Android 4.0.3 to 4.0.4
  • Jelly Bean: Android 4.1 to 4.3
  • KitKat: Android 4.4r
  • Lollipop: Android 5.0 to 5.1
  • Marshmallow: Android 6.0
  • Nougat: Android 7.0
Phil Nickinson