Android N is now officially Android Nougat

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The newest version of Android is officially named Android Nougat, not what most people expected right? Apparently almost everyone thought Android’s new version would be “Nutella” but so sorry to burst your bubble, it ain’t. The news of the naming came by way of the official Android twitter feed.

Android has a method of naming its various versions, just as seen in the many previous cases, it usually follows an alphabetical order and the names are names of different sweet treats, desserts to be precise. If you recall, Android 1.5 was Cupcake, yeah? Android 1.6 was Donut, followed by Eclair, then Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop and let’s not forget the not so old Marshmallow. This time it’s a popular dessert which originated in Europe.

With this new version, users are allowed to open two apps in split-screen mode on Nexus devices as well as other smartphones and tablets that get the OS later on. The OS will intuitively gauge and change the screen display of various apps, but a user can himself recreate it too with new dimensions. It implies that you can be watching a video on YouTube and at the same time chatting on Facebook messenger


Android “N” is the codename of an upcoming release of the Android mobile operating system. It was first released as a developer preview on March 9, 2016, with factory images for current Nexus devices, as well as a new “Android Beta Program” which allows supported devices to be upgraded directly to the Android “N” beta via an over-the-air update. The stable release of the operating system is expected in mid-2016.



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