Android N Is Now Officially Known As Android Nougat, Sorry Nutella Fans
To be honest, the Nougat name is a bit deflating and just don’t have the same ring to it as Marshmallow or Lollipop (and why do we need two chewy treats in a row?). The internet seems to be mostly “meh” about the name, with many having placed their hopes with Nutella.
With that being said, Android N is due out later this summer, and should launch alongside two new Nexus flagships (it could also serve as a focal point for Google’s rumored first branded smartphone). Android N is currently available as a Developer Preview (now on its fourth build) for the following devices:
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus Player
- Nexus 9
- Pixel C
- Sony Xperia Z3
Android Nougat — we still don’t have a version number yet — brings a lot of fresh features to the table including the Vulkan 3D rendering API, multi-window and Java 8 support, direct reply notifications for all apps, Launcher Shortcuts, Data Saver Mode, Project Tango and Daydream VR support, and a wealth other niceties under the hood.