After holding a contest to collect suggestions—and weathering some controversy—Google has announced that it's chosen "Nougat" as the nickname/version identifier for the upcoming version of Android, due this summer.
As usual, the news came with a statue unveiling at the Googleplex:
Google said all along it would make the final decision on a moniker, and doesn't seem to be saying whether "Android Nougat" was the crowd favorite in its competition. But maybe it was the most obvious candidate all along. As I wrote last month when I heard about Google's naming exercise, "The first thing that came to my mind was 'Nougat,' but I'm assuming it'll pick something a lot more imaginative than that." HM