Google Finally Gives Name to Android N: It is Called Android Nougat

Android Nougat

After several months of technical previews and feedback, Google has finally announced the meaning of the letter “N” in its latest OS. The Android “N” Operating System would now be called “Nougat”.

Android Nougat 7.0
Photo From Event Marking The Naming of The OS at Google HQ

The announcement which was made through Google’s SnapChat page marked the end to the different suggestion and speculation of names for the latest OS.

What is Nougat?

As we all know, Google has the habit of naming its android OS after dessert. Many of us are popular with Cupcake, Kitkat and Lolipop. But what is the meaning of Nougat.

Nougat is a hard sweet or candy that is made from sugar or honey; nuts, like almonds; and egg white.

Interesting New Features of The Android Nougat:

  • Improve Notification Shade.
  • Split-screen Multitasking.
  • And of-course Night Mode feature is integrated.

Phones to Receive the Push Update

As we all expected, it is the high end android phones that will get the update first. The list of phones to first get it are:

  • HTC One M9
  • HTC One A9
  • HTC 10
  • Huawei Nexus 6P
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Series.
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Series.

But for the users of OEM phone like Infinix, Tecno and other “Chinandroids”. You will have to keep your fingers cross until your phone manufacturer produces a new phone that will come with Android 7.0 Nougat or you wait for the techy guys to build a custom ROM that you can flash to your phone for you.

Posted by Adedapo Olatunde

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