Google IO 2016 Coverage

Android N may be a new taste experience

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With Android fans around the world getting excited about the next anticipated release of Android, Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer, Senior Vice President for Android, Chromecast, and Chrome OS, decided to do a little bit of trolling it would appear. A popular pastime surrounding each Android announcement is trying to guess what sweet treat the release will be named for. Lockheimer tweeted over the weekend a message indicating Android N may not be so sweet.


In the tweet, Lockheimer shares a link to the Wikipedia page for Nori. It turns out Nori is basically seaweed that is prepared as a treat in Japan usually as a sheet that resembles something like Laffy Taffy, although in other parts of the world it is often used in sushi dishes. Lockheimer notes that it is both “healthy” and “very tasty.” Mainly though Lockheimer seems to be having fun with people trying to figure out what the “N” will stand for.

In the past, Google has opted for a variety of sweet treats as their naming convention for the Android operating system. Those sweets have ranged from items like Cupcake, Donut and Eclair to more recent names from the world of candy, like Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop. Perhaps as Google moves into the latter half of the alphabet they want to move to the salty spectrum of food options. After all, there are people in the world who think something like salt goes with caramel, so why not mix in a non-sweet treat.

source: Hiroshi Lockheimer (Twitter)


About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a chief financial officer and licensed CPA in Durham, North Carolina. Jeff has owned an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3 along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition and a Nexus 7 (2013). Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.


  • Jeena Bittenbender

    It’s a sad sad day. No App Drawer has been confirmed. No more pretty wallpaper. All you’ll see is apps. Not at all happy. Guess I could last 4 or 5 years on MM before I have to upgrade to N or higher.

    • Ultras1986

      with a launcher we will fix that problem

    • Georgian Stanescu

      YEah tis an awful shame alrite. Although I rarely use The App Drawer, BUT some apps that I do install such as Facebook Groups does not show up on the HOme SCreen, so How would I access it then? hmmm, So bring on the Launchers such as Ultras1986.hehehe