Indian fans were hopping that Google will use their traditional dessert neyyappam as an inspiration for Android N, but in the end, the company has dubbed it as Nougat. Before Nougat were Marshmallow, Lollipop, KitKat, Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb, Gingerbread, Froyo, Éclair, Donut and Cupcake. So, what’s the story of Nougat?
Many users could have sworn that Google will name it Nutella, as the company has been teasing them on Twitter with this dessert name, but when it announced yesterday that the operating system will be named Nougat, not everyone was pleased with the choice. Fans preferred the brand name of a sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread, and they were disappointed because Google has picked the name of a candied bar made from sugar or honey, nuts and egg white. Nougat was officially announced in a video that Google has posted on YouTube and which you can watch below:
Google has given a sneak peek at Android 7.0 in early March, when the first Developer Preview has been released and it introduced new features such as split-screen multi-window mode, freeform multi-window mode, improvements to the notification shade, bundled notifications and Doze power saving mechanism includes a state a state that is activated when the battery is running out of juice and the screen is off for a while but it’s not stationary. Another change is related to software updates, which will be installed in the background, without affecting your activity and they will run after rebooting the device.
Google has also introduced a new “Data Saver” mode, which restricts background mobile data usage and in the second Developer Preview was added platform support for Vulkan. More details about Google N were given at the I/O 2016 event, when Developer Preview 4 Beta was released, but we’ll need to wait for one more update before Nougat will be finally launched.
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