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Google may launch an online poll to come up with name for Android N

Talking to students at Delhi's Shri Ram College of Commerce, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated that the search giant may come up with a poll that lets users pick the name for Android N. When asked about why there wasn't an Android version named after an Indian dessert, Pichai jokingly said that he would ask his mother for suggestions, following up with: "When we're working on the next release of Android, Android N, maybe we'll do an online poll of what the name should be."

During the hour-long session, Pichai talked about his dreams, which included becoming a cricketer, his passion for technology, and making a difference in Silicon Valley. He also shared that he's a huge fan of FC Barcelona. Watch Pichai's session with students from the college here:

If you had to choose, what would you pick as the name for Android N?

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor covering Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone manufacturers, and writes about the semiconductor industry, storage servers, and audio products. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

139 Comments
  • Android Nougat :) Posted via the Android Central App
  • They should definitely go for Nougat, then the internet can be consumed with arguments over whether to pronounce it nuh-gar, nuh-gat, or noo-gar. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Where is it called noo-gar? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm from the Midwest, never in my life have I heard nougat pronounced nuh-gar or noo-gar. Where is that said??? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The "t" is silence. That's all. Posted via the Android Central App
  • While Nutella would be the popular choice, I feel like Nougat is the most likely. The treats haven't ever been anything non-solid (as in, what would a Nutella logo look like?), and Nutella is trademarked (which I know they got permission for Kit-Kat, but I feel they're not going to do that often...) which would be another hoop to jump through. I like Nougat. Defs has my vote.
  • A lot of people consider nougat disgusting especially in box candy. Sugar, nuts and egg whites.
  • Nutella
  • It's all neologism...
    I'd go for neversettle... or
    as a fanboy I'd go for numinous Posted via the Android Central App
  • Remind me not to come to your house for dessert. :-P
  • Has to be Nutella Posted via the Android Central App
  • Waste of time.
  • Agreed Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nutella for sure! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android NikNak
    ( those small little letter cookies) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nerds Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ha Posted via the Android Central App
  • This for the win... Posted via the Android Central App
  • #boom This makes sense. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Exactly! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android Nerds, 2 birds 1 stone. Nerds who like to tinker and Nerds candy. The colors of nerds already go with Google's color palate too. Grape nerds were one of my favorite candy as a kid.
  • Android Neptune Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android Nepgear (The girl in my avatar)
  • Android Noire Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android N'Blanc, heh whos with me, wait everyone loves noire
  • Nipple? Posted via Nexus 9
  • Oh. Well, that is a sweet treat I guess but... Oh. Posted from my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with the official Android Central app for... Well... Android!
  • Newton is the only obvious choice and It'll also be released on July 5.. You heard it here first. ;-)
  • Yep, that's what I was thinking. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm going with nectarine...your welcome Google Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android Nougat. Posted via Android Central App
  • Nutella
  • Nougat for me Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nougat for me...
  • Nilla Wafer
  • Android N: NoUpdatesForYou
  • Ahahahahahah you made my day! Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's the Verizon version Posted via the Android Central App
  • YES Posted via the Android Central App
  • Okay that's fun. :) Posted using SwiftKey on my LG G4 via the Android Central App
  • They will go with nutella for sure From my Moto X 2014 and Nexus 9
  • either ANDROID NUT or ANDROID NUTELLA :D Posted via the Android Central App
  • Chances of it being Nut is very very unlikely. Posted via the GS6 Active, aka GS6 M.E. (Manly Edition)
  • Nestle to promote the kik-kat brand Posted via Android Central App
  • Possibly, but Nestle is not anything sweet but a company. Stranger things in life have happened though. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android Nookie
  • Nachooooooooooooooooo.....
    I am I am..... I am I am..... I am a real religious man.... I am I am... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android Nutella Also, there's a pattern going on. Android L >>> Android M >>> Android N L, M, N Looks like after Android N will be Android O
  • Yeah, that's kinda been the pattern since Android 1.5 (Cupcake).
  • They have to be trolling...
  • Lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • Now&Later Posted via the Android Central App
  • In keeping with desserts Nougat would be a good choice.. Also, Nanaimo.
  • NUTTER BUTTER
  • ^^This Posted via the GS6 Active, aka GS6 M.E. (Manly Edition)
  • Love it Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good let's talk about the next OS when no one has Marshmallow yet except Nexus phones. Ok I pick nugget. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It is kind of a funny state of affairs. I understand why Google keeps driving forward. They can't stop progress on their OS due to OEM roll-out schedules. On the other hand...pretty hard to taut the improvements of N over M when the vast majority of people have never even seen the improvements of M over L...
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Truer words have never been spoken Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've got it on my LG G4 Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wonder what happens after all the letters have been exhausted.
  • They start back at A with fruit probably. Android 20.0 - Apple
  • .... Lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • First time I actually laughed reading a comment here. Well done. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Noodle Kugel!
  • Android Nerds sounds perfect. Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nutella. That's something sweet, that can be in deserts, and a brand name that coyuld mean another partnership between Google and the owners of the Nutella brand name, just like they did for Kit-Kat.
  • Nerds! http://tinyurl.com/zjpne2w
  • Android N = Neapolitan (ice cream) I know there was ice cream sandwich. But Google could team up with Blue Bell for a special run of the Google colors. Red velvet (red), mint chocolate (green), and banana nut (yellow). Man that sounds nasty but you get the point. Plus Blue Bell needs some PR since they were shut down for a bit. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Or Listeria Mint Green...
  • That was my first thought. Will they use another frozen dessert is the question? Posted via the Android Central App
  • 100% this. I just commented the same. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Meanwhile the average consumer is still on KitKat LoL Dam It Feels Good To Be A Google Gangster
  • Why don't Google hold of and get everybody caught up. Yeah that would be sweeeeeeeeet!!!! Dam It Feels Good To Be A Google Gangster
  • Not Google's fault there. There phones are up to date. Both my Nexus 6 and 6p are both on M via update. Maybe it's your phone. Or carrier. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Very communistic of you.
  • How about they just call N Nexus? That way everyone can say they had a Nexus for a hot minute. Seriously I think Nutter Butter is the best followed by Nilla Wafers. Nougat is just so generic. At least here in the States it is. It's called divinity here. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Napoleon.. One of my favorite desserts. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Napoleon's are very tasty. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol, Neapolitan. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Napoleons are awesome. My second choice after Neapolitan. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Neapoleon?
  • For those of you suggesting Nutella; think about it? Is Google likely to use a brand name...especially for a product that many people have never heard of? I live in the US and had to look it up.
  • Nutella is very well known. I live in the states and remember the first time I had it as a child in the mid seventies. It's chocolate peanut butter basically, just made with hazelnuts. Doesn't really get much better. They have it in Walmart for Christ's sake (Christmas pun). They had a a deal with KitKat before. I just don't see the sculpture of Nutella. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've never heard of anybody who doesn't know what nutella is... And they did do KitKat. []Nexus 5 M 6.0[]Moto 360 Black Steel[]
  • You are right!
  • Kit Kat?
  • Really! I'm in the US and know about Nutella. Nutella is incredibly popular as much as peanut butter or even more. With it and ice cream on crépes, it is absolutely delicious. Posted via the Android Central App
  • NUTELLA!! They used KitKat
  • Well, My Galaxy S6 still has Lollipop, So N could be "nanee nanee nanee" for all I care!! :)
  • Android NoUpdatesForAnythingButNexus []Nexus 5 M 6.0[]Moto 360 Black Steel[]
  • Android m should have been mint. That sounds so cool Posted via the Android Central App
  • really? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've just assumed Nutella since the beginning. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Num-Nums. It is all the sweet things. *drops mic* Unlocked Marshmallow Nexus 6 on Verizon. I'm a happy guy.
  • NECTAR. .. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I was thinking this as well. Might have problems with the Nectar loyalty card though. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nutella seems most likely. Nerds seems most appropriate. But I still vote for Nachos. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think the Android guy in Neapolitan would look sweet! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Neapolitan is the best one yet.
  • I'll prefer Nougat instead of Nutella (hate that name and people obsessed with that...)
  • How about Android iNdia Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android Noodle, Nachos, Nut ? Should it have to be a sweet thing only? Personally like Android Nut !!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android Nectar (Greek and Roman mythology...the drink of the gods)
  • Napoleon
    neapolitan
    Nuttybar
    Nerds
    nuts
    Nougat
    Noisette
    Nutella
    Nectarines
    Nutmeg Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nutmeg isn't sweet. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Necco wafers.
  • Naiyouzhagao
  • Nutter Butter and the next one Oreo. My 2 favs. Posted via the Motorola Pure Edition
  • Nut Butter
  • Nectar Posted via the Android Central App
  • If they call it Nutella then P should be Peter Pan and S should be Skippy. All 3 are dumb.
  • Android flavors... Oreo Pineapple Q Raisin Snickers T U Vanilla W X Yam Z Posted via the Android Central App
  • Custard,candy apple, cream pie,day dream, just a few. Posted via the Android Central App
  • huh? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Partnership with NUTELLA, Android Nutella!!
  • I think the novelty is wearing off Dam It Feels Good To Be A Google Gangster
  • Nonpareil, Nougat, Nestle, Nestle Toll House Cookie, Nutella
  • New York Cheesecake, or no bake cookie
  • NYC is actually a good idea, reminds me of ice cream sandwich. idk if I like it, and not sure how great it would look on the Android guy, but I can see that happening. So far I like Nerds the best, followed by Neapolitan. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android Red Velvet with or without the cake....
  • Android Noodle with the bot made of noodles Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android Nicotine patch. After all of the recent stuff ups I'd certainly need a nicotine patch...
  • My first thought too..Nougat. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Android - Nan Khatai (It is an Indian Sweet) Sundar pichai promised in india that google will held a poll
  • Hmm I don't know about that. I just heard of this and I wouldn't think that Google would pick a country exclusive candy over something will known Posted via the Android Central App
  • I like nutter butter, then nutella, and nougat Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nips Posted via the Android Central App
  • I say N should stand for Neapolitan (the ice cream). It sounds classy. Or Napoleon. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Neapolitan is perfect and sounds like a name Google would use and like someone else said the Android guy would look great in those colors. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'd go with Android Nutella as the name next year's update. Posted via My Nexus 6 with Marshmallow goodness
  • I like Nutter Butter as well. Google could easily do something similar with Nabisco like they did with Kit Kat and Hershey's in the U.S. Promotion of the OS is a big thing and that could definitely help them when it comes to exposure.
  • Um, Nerds? Posted via the Android Central App
  • How about moving away from the seriously stupid childish food names and move Android into the 21st century. I would name it Android Prime, or Android PADD, for Personal Access Display Device. Something that actually confers the idea of hi tech. Posted via the Android Central App
  • My suggestions are :
    Nougat
    Neyyappam (a kind of fried cookie ,Indian dessert)
    Noodles
    Nachos
    Nuggets
  • My best suggest is only one name pls remember:
    NOZO NAN