Google s crowdsourcing effort for naming its upcoming operating system has ended today. Last year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai hinted during his India visit that the company would take suggestions from users to decide the final name of Android N. At I/O conference last month, Google started a poll to take suggestions from Android users to name Android N. Also Read - MIUI 13 reportedly delayed due to need for further optimisations: Here's what we knowAlso Read - Google Play Store announces blanket ban on Sugar Daddy apps over sexual content
Ever since Google started the name game for the upcoming operating system, users have been active on social media to suggest a name for the OS. While some suggestions were pretty interesting, some users took upon themselves to troll the whole idea. While Twitteratis were at it, the Indian fans are rooting for Neyyappam, a popular South Indian sweet dish. At the time of writing this article, Neyyappam is appearing on the official Android N page along with ‘Nuts + Nachos’. In fact, the Kerela government also joined in with a campaign to get the Android N named after Neyyappam.
At the close of the poll, the landing page is showing some more Indian names like Naankhatai and Naan (which is a type of bread and not a dessert), suggesting these were popular among Indian contributors. Sometime back, even Google s SVP of Android, Hiroshi Lockheimer, took to Twitter to tease Google s upcoming operating system s name as ‘Nori’, a popular Japanese ingredient used in dishes like sushi, miso soup, or eaten by itself as a snack.
Received a tip from a source familiar with the matter that Nori is not only healthy but also a very tasty treat. https://t.co/hWs6nOlAWK
Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) February 28, 2016
From Eclairs to recent Marshmallow, Google traditionally has been naming new Android iterations after popular desserts. Indian fans had high hopes when Google had announced Android L, and it was expected to be named after the popular Indian dessert ‘Laddoo’, but eventually was named Lollipop. Google later posted a video to cheer up the fans, which shows some desserts, including Laddoo, auditioning for Android L. Check out the video below: