Friday, December 18, 2015

Users will be able to choose a name for the new Android – Mail.Ru

The company for the first time may give a choice to people outside Google, when it comes to the title of the most common mobile operating system in the world.

«We could do online -survey about what name [Android] should be the next », – Pichai said, answering the question of why Android has never named in honor of Indian sweets. He said that if all the Indians will vote for the appropriate option, “it can happen».

Every major upgrade Android is named in honor of sweets ranging from Android 1.5 Cupcake. OS name is assigned in alphabetical order: KitKat (4.4), Lollipop (5.0), Marshmallow (6.0). The next version will be named beginning with the letter N, which repeatedly stated in Google and promised to follow the same practice in the future.

Sweets become part of the advertising campaign of a new release and are used for branding. Google keeps secret the name of the operating system, and users around the world every year trying to guess in honor of what will be called the new version, and try to find clues in virtually every detail.


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