Nougat is officially Android 7.0

Conspicuously absent from yesterday's Android Nougat announcement shenanigans was any mention of which version number we'd be jumping to next. If you've been following Android for a while, you'll know that version numbers have been somewhat... inconsistent... in past eras (lookin' at you, ICS/Jelly Bean/KitKat). And so there's been speculation that Nougat might get a number other than the super-obvious 7.0.

Fret no more, Android fans: Google has let slip in (of all places) its YouTube video description for the Nougat unveiling that it is indeed Android 7.0.

"On June 30th, 2016 we unwrapped our latest treat, Android 7.0 Nougat."

Which is the obvious choice after 5.0 in 2014 and 6.0 in 2015. (And it also tallies with a small uptick in traffic from 7.0 that we've been seeing in our server logs this month.)

So there we have it: Android 7.0 Nougat.

Alex Dobie
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Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

  • I like nougat. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ok Johny two times Posted via the Android Central App
  • "I'm gonna go get the papers, get the papers." Love GoodFellas.
  • Anyone else going to refer to it as Android 7 or Android N? I cannot get myself to say or use the word Nougat. There are like 5+ better names they could have chosen of the few N desserts that are even a thing...
  • Most probably required some sort of licensing or weren't too easily recognized. I like Nougat, but I'll keep calling it Nugget :P
  • It's just a codename, no reason to be too upset
  • The video on how to pronounce it repeatedly pronounced it two different ways... I'm going with N.
  • Technically it's New-gah. It's French. The common pronunciation is New-get though. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No
  • Since it's just a name? I'll call it Nougat since that's what it's called.
  • New-Gat Posted via the Android Central App
  • Noo-git!
  • New- hampshire
  • "Seven comes right after Six"... Samsung and their Note line (probably, most likely) disagree.
  • Lol. A+ to this comment. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Slow claps lol Posted via the mighty Nexus 6P
  • Apple doesn't even know how to count. They are on like the 10 phone and calling it the 7. Posted via the Android Central App
  • For me, it's Android 7.0 NoName. I refuse to use...that other word.
  • Nougat Nougat Nougat Nougat Nougat Nougat Nougat Nougat Nougat Nougat Nougat Nougat Nougat Nougat Nougat Deal with it. It's just a freaking word. :-P
  • I was tossing & turning in bed last night thinking about this. Phew.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Does anyone know what nougat is made out of? I mean you can Google it all day but snickers nougat is definitely different from Twix nougat.
  • Nougat is made out of the stuff that forms in the corners of your eyes when you sleep Audio Medic
  • Twix doesn't have nougat, does it? Twix is a cookie, caramel and chocolate. But yeah, traditional nougat is made of honey, eggs, and chopped nuts, I think. What we refer to as "nougat" in mass-market candy bars like Snickers and Three Musketeers (my personal favorite) is something different.
  • Twix also makes a nougat variation. I've seen person. Didn't eat it though.
  • "Seven comes after 6" Note 5 -> Note 7
    Windows Vista -> Windows 7 Hmm? (I'm just poking a bit of fun at the headline)
  • Is windows 7 like NT 8 order something? Posted from my cracked Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • XBox 360 -> XBox One
  • 360 is all the microshaft engineers could count too.
  • For those who have a problem with the name Nougat, maybe you need to eat a Snickers, because you get a bit upset when you are hungry,
  • Snickers doesn't satisfy, and neither does nougat, but maybe some nice Nacho Cheese or a juicy Nectarine would do the trick. Maybe covered with Nonpareils.
  • Although i don't get where all the hate for the word Nougat is coming from, good job showing they could've chosen something worse! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Oh don't be messing with the Nacho Cheese man, do NOT be hating on the Nacho Cheese!
  • Much as I love nachos, it's a real stretch to say they're a dessert. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This was our conversation, nachos! Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's not chyo cheese! Leave em alone!
  • Oh man, I never even considered Nonpareils as an option. It would probably confuse Americans a bit, but that would've made for a REALLY good Android statue at the Googleplex.
  • So we'd probably just call them "sprinkles." So what? At least we would have gotten an awesome Bugdroid statue out of it.
  • I'm British, and I don't think it's a word I've ever encountered... Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's not that it would confuse Americans on what it is. It just confuses us on how to pronounce nonpareils.
  • I never even got to 6.0 :/
  • I don't have 6 yet either!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Didnt Sundar last year say no more increment version numbers for new OS releases, just the next number? The increment version numbers would be reserved for updates for that os version.
  • You do know that Google does their own thing and that it doesn't necessarily jive with what they said before, right?
  • I had a feeling this is what they would do. With that said, let's get an early start on campaigning for android 19.0 to be called Zagnut so they don't stick us with Zabaglione.
  • It'd be nice to have something internationally recognisable... But that is certainly going to be an issue with certain letters. Posted via the Android Central App
  • What does 7.0 bring to the table? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nougat Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol
  • The sweet nougat that they were going for is the Italian turrón. Not the Snickers or Twix or other cheap variant. It's a excellent sweet with a lame English name. Google the pictures and you'll see. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That was my guess and suggestion. I'm sure it wasn't the first, but it's pretty cool anyway.
  • I like turtles Posted via Techmology
  • Good times here at the waterfront villiage
  • 7.0 Name sounds lame I'm just going to call N. Posted via the Android Central App
  • At least they didn't leave out Honeycomb in their count of named Android versions.
  • Yeah but 6.1 comes after six too so it's not like it was a given. ...Joe K.
  • 6.1 is already available on some devices.
  • That'd be 6.0.1
  • 2016 is the year of the sevens (7). Galaxy S7, iPhone 7, Note 7, etc.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Axon 7. :)
  • Thanks for including Honeycomb in the list. I know it seemed super nitpicky to complain it wasn't in the previous Istanbul, but I expect a site that covers tech issues to be precise both in tech specs and in prose, so the previous omission with the use of "every" just didn't sit right with me. Glad it's an accurate record of Android releases again. Posted via the Android Central App
  • 1+ to Android Neo or Android Neapolitan Much better codenames ^^ Posted via the Android Central App
  • So, now I'm wondering when the Note 7 I'm going to buy will get Android 7 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Probably sometime in winter, 'cause that's when hell freezes over.
  • Logical name.
  • Was obvious that it was going to be 7.0.
  • It's not good to put under feet what you eat...
  • When we get this on galaxy s6? posted with nokia 3310