Google I/O 2016

Google I/O 2016

You get to decide on the identify of Google’s subsequent Android launch.

Historically, each Android launch is known as after one thing candy: Marshmallow, Lollipop, KitKat, Jelly Bean, and so on.

Previews are all the time named after the subsequent letter within the alphabet at first (N, within the case of the newest launch); Google then declares the complete identify shortly earlier than the ultimate launch.

This time, the rumor mill recommended that Android N would stand for “Nutella.” Perhaps it nonetheless will, however simply as Google stunned everyone with its early launch of Android N, it’s additionally switching up the naming course of. As an alternative of the standard prime-down strategy, Google at present introduced it should run a contest to call the subsequent model of Android.

Once I advised Google VP of Engineering Dave Burke that this appeared like a nasty concept, given the entire Boaty McBoatface situation a couple of weeks in the past, he famous that the corporate nonetheless reserves the fitting to select the ultimate identify.

Google already ran an Android N naming ballot a number of months in the past, too. On the time, the prompt names included Napoleon, Nougat and Nori.

I, for one, can’t wait to see what horrible identify the Web decides on, just for Google to then dismiss it.