Google's senior executive hints Android N could be called Nutella

Google is likely to soon announce the final name for Android N.


Last month Google invited everyone to suggest a name for its next iteration of Android. The company had set up a dedicated website for users to submit their suggestions. Google’s crowdsourcing campaign for the Android N name ended a week ago, and final names that made it the final are Nutella, Neyyappam, Naankhatai and Nuts + Nachos among others. Even as we wait for the final announcement, Android’s senior VP Hiroshi Lockheimer has hinted that the next Android version could be called Nutella.

His latest tweet, which reads “Just testing some stuff out”, has the word  Nutella typed in the Google search bar among a cluster of screenshots. The tweet does drop a big hint about the Android name but looking at Hiroshi’s recent tweets, he could be just trolling the fans. Last week he had posted a similar tweet that indirectly hinted at a different name for Android N.

Here are Hiroshi’s recent tweets.

Google’s crowdsourcing campaign has garnered a lot of attention but at the same time has been targeted by trolls as well. Some suggested funny names like notgettingit, newphonerequired, and of course NameyMcNameFace for Android N. That said, the Indian fans have long sought after an Android version name after the Indian desserts. For Android N, the Kerala government had launched a campaign to push Neyyappam, a popular south Indian sweet dish. Other Indian sweet dish which made it to the list was Nankhatai.

Google is expected to announce the result by end of this month. Until then we’ll just have to wait and watch whether it is Android Nutella or Android Neyyappam.

  • Published Date: June 15, 2016 7:00 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 15, 2016 7:19 PM IST