Google's Next-Gen Mobile OS Is Android Nougat

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Sorry, Android Nutella hopefuls. Google has opted not to embrace the hazelnut dessert spread for its next version of Android. The company announced today that Android 7.0 will officially be known as Nougat.

As is the custom, Google added a Nougat-themed Android statue to the garden at its Mountain View headquarters today (pictured above).

At Google I/O, the company announced that it would be taking suggestions for what to name its next mobile OS. To avoid a Boaty McBoatface issue, Google insisted that it would have the final say no matter what suggestion the Internet favored most.

Among the names posted on Google's Android N website were nachos, naan, nectar, nut brittle, and more. But Nougat was the winner, joining Marshmallow, Lollipop, KitKat, Ice Cream Sandwich, and all the other sugary Android monikers.

Developers have had their hands on Android N since March, a change for Google, which has traditionally released the next version of Android to developers at I/O. We did get more details about it at the conference, from notable security upgrades to details about Daydream, a new protocol for VR-ready Android phones and tablets. The general public will likely get their hands on Android Nougat in the coming months, probably after it launches on Google's next-gen Nexus devices.

Until then, check out our first look at the Android N developer preview.

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