I think at this point, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Google just love naming their Android OS over sweet confectioneries. Starting from Cupcake (Android 1.5) the company has went over a whole array of western sweets which included Donut (Android 1.6), Eclair (Android 2.0–2.1), Froyo (Android 2.2–2.2.3), Gingerbread (Android 2.3–2.3.7), Honeycomb (Android 3.0–3.2.6), Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0–4.0.4), Jelly Bean (Android 4.1–4.3.1), KitKat (Android 4.4–4.4.4), Lollipop (Android 5.0–5.1.1) and finally the newly released Marshmallow (Android 6.0–6.0.1). So it’s somewhat a safe bet to assume that Android N, set to be released in the last quarter of 2016, would be named after a confectionery treat as well.
Starting from the top, users had no say so in what sweet will Google choose for the name of their next OS version. However, this may very well be changed by the release of Android 7.0, which will incidentally will be named after a sweet beginning from the letter N, as the company CEO Sundar Pichai reportedly said while answering a question in a Student Forum in Delhi on Friday.
The Google Executive was on a short tour of his native country and was asked the possibility if any of the next versions of the OS might be named after an Indian sweet. To which he replied, “When I meet my mom, I will ask her for suggestions. Maybe what I’ll do next time, when we are working on the release of the next version of Android, Android N, maybe we will hold an online poll and if enough Indians vote, I think we can make it happen.”
Of course this isn’t really something confirmed, as evident from the use of the maybe’s, but this just might actually turn out to be a great marketing promotion for the Google team (not that they need it). Heck, just the thought of naming something that millions of people will use is a sweet prospect indeed and who knows maybe we might end up with a weird eastern dessert as the name of Android N.