After months of speculations and hundreds of suggestions, Google revealed the official name of Android N today – it’s Android Nougat!
The company also unveiled Android Nougat’s logo and statue in front of its headquarters in Mountain View, California. It’s composed of the green bugdroid standing on top of three nougat bars.
Google names different Android versions after desserts in alphabetical order. It started with Android 1.5 Cupcake, followed by Android 1.6 Donut, then Android 2.0 Éclair, Android 2.2 Froyo, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Android 4.4 Kitkat, Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and finally, Android 7.0 Nougat.
|Android Nougat logo.|
Android Nougat’s new features include support for split screen display, improved Doze and overall battery life, native Virtual Reality platform called Daydream and improved notifications among others.
It’s currently in its second beta which means developers are looking for bugs and making their apps compatible with the new Android version. It will be released to the public in August or September.