If you’ve been following Android for a while, you must have herd that the ‘N’ you’ve probably guessed to be “Nutella, Nutmeg,
Noodles‘ wasn’t after all, Google officially revealed the nickname of its latest mobile OS version as Android Nougat, not what most people expected right? What now could be the version number many asked. You’ll know that Android version numbers have been somewhat inconsistent, even though there’s been speculation that Nougat might get a number other than the obvious 7.0, Google’s official Android YouTube channel just uploaded the video revealing the Android Nougat version number to be Android 7.0.
On June 30th, 2016 we unwrapped our latest treat, Android 7.0 Nougat.
Android 7.0 came after Android 6.0.1, Android 6 never even had a 6.X release. Other Android OS such as Android 5.0 had 5.1[.1], 4.0 had 4.1 through 4.4[.4], 3.0 had 3.1, 2.0 had 2.1 through 2.3[.7], and 1.0 had 1.1, 1.5, and 1.6.
So there we have it: Android 7.0 Nougat.
Android “N” was 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.
Android, Inc. was founded in Palo Alto, California in October 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears and Chris White. The early intentions of the company were to develop an advanced operating system for digital cameras. Though, when it was realized that the market for the devices was not large enough, the company diverted its efforts toward producing a smartphone operating system that would rival Symbian and Microsoft Windows Mobile. In July 2005, Google acquired Android Inc. for at least $50 million. The Android mobile operating system is currently developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.