Android Nankathai? What if Android fans got to name Android N?

by: Bogdan PetrovanDecember 18, 2015
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What if Android users got to say what Android N will be called? Sundar Pichai casually floated the idea during a Q&A session yesterday at India’s Delhi University.

Pichai is in India this week to present Google’s initiatives for the country, a crucial market that Google sees as a testbed for its projects and an engine of its future growth. Among other things, Google’s CEO announced plans to equip India’s biggest rail stations with WiFi, a connected bike initiative, further support for users on slow 2G connections, and a major expansion of the Google campus in Hyderabad.

Getting back to the Q&A, one of the questions that Indian students had for Sundar Pichai was when is there going to be an Android version named after an Indian dessert. Cheers erupted from the audience, and Pichai jokingly said he would ask his mom for suggestions and that he would consider the idea of having an online poll that would let people vote the name of Android N.

If enough Indians voted, said the Google boss, perhaps “[they] could make it happen.”

Maybe Pichai just wanted an easy way out of the question. But there’s no reason why Google couldn’t let Android fans vote for the Android N. It would be a great way to spread the word about the new version and to make fans feel like they’re part of something bigger.

After all, Android is more than just a platform or an ecosystem. It’s a huge, vibrant community with millions of dedicated fans that would love nothing more than to have a say in naming their favorite OS.

So, just for fun, what is going to be? Android Nankathai or another Indian favorite? Or something more international? Nougat? Nutella?

  • Ichibanmugen

    Nutella Nuts, Nutmeg Nougat Cake

  • Oli72

    Neo nutcracker

  • Ivan Budiutama

    Vote for Nutella, you can’t go wrong with Nutella. Well there is a sweet delicacy in South East Asia, called Nastar (soft round cookie with pineapple as filling), but I doubt anyone will care about South Asia at this point

    • Camilla/קמילה

      Nutella is life!

    • Jugo

      It’s been done once with KitKat, I really doubt they’ll go with Nutella. But then Nutella is crazy popular.

  • rngwrm

    some reason i thought nutella was already decided.

  • flye

    I would be pissed if it’s not nutella.

  • Matt

    Neopolitan. A flavor for everyone. Plays to the options you have. I’m awaiting my check now Google. But Nutella is also a good option.

    • Jugo

      Neapolitan to symbolise multi-window, maybe?

      • Oliver Cervera ✔ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Neapolitan is definitely better.

  • Jugo

    Nonnevot lol

  • Johan

    I vote for the Swedish pastery “negerboll”.

    • ASYOUTHIA

      That’s racist

      • Johan

        In that case “racist” does not mean anything and I do not care if I am one.

        • Jakeukalane Milegum Firisse

          He is trying to do a retarded joke. To usanians all words that sounds similar to “nigger” are “bad words”. Is just stupid. In spanish the word for black is “negro” and usanians avoid to pronounce it because it sound similar to “nigger”.

  • Camilla/קמילה

    Android Nutella.

  • ASYOUTHIA

    Android Nom Nom Nom

  • 1213 1213

    Most likely something that starts with ‘nut’

  • Necco Wafer. That’s it. It’s Necco Wafer, dammit!

  • Avieshek Rajkhowa

    Add ‘Nolengur’ to the list.

  • Maestrae

    what about Android Nougat ? :3

  • TwoBit Gary

    Does it matter what it’s called when less than 1% of devices will get it?

  • Lewis Bohannon

    Necco Wafer!

  • Alfonso Pertierra

    N is going to be Nutella… :)

  • Dandelion

    Nuttbutt. Short for nutterbutter

  • Luka Bulatović

    I think they’ll go with Nougat but Nutella sounds better.
    But they would end up paying to Ferrero as they had to pay Nestlé. But there were really no other options for K, and Nougat is there :/

  • mogelijk

    Necco Wafer.

  • joey crofts

    I liked nougat. Or figNewton

  • Sharky

    We have a delicacy in my country called “Nobby’s Nuts”. I think this would be the best name.

  • insision

    Nik – L – Nip

  • NOUGAT!!! how to clear ALL cache ???????

  • Ajit Singh

    @Bogdan (author of this article) It is not “Nankathai”, it is known as “Nankhatai”. So, please fix it in the article including the title. I hope you will not like if someone called you “Bodgan” instead of “Bogdan”.

  • Adithya Raman

    Android “nobody-cares” cos most of us ain’t gonna get it anyway.

  • Gianni Alberto Passante

    Nutella, what else?

  • johntesti

    Android Nuts :) or Nesquik, Nutella, Nerds

  • Oliver Cervera ✔ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    no way. Plz Android Nutella.