It will be another couple of months before we know the official name of Android N, but in the meantime there’s one name you can cross off the list of potential candidates: New York Cheesecake.
On the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), an online repository for Android source code, developers from Google can be seen calling the latest version of the company’s operating system “nyc-dev”. According to Android Police, NYC is an abbreviation for New York Cheesecake.
As in the past, Google has decided to use a treat with three words in its name as a codename for the latest version of its mobile OS. Most recently, Android Marshmallow was referred to as Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC) within the company. Prior to that, the Android’s software engineers called Lollipop Lemon Meringue Pie (LMP) and KitKat Key Lime Pie (KLP) between themselves. It’s also the company’s practice to change an internal name before final release.
The developer preview of Android N can be downloaded right now — either via a factory image or an over-the-air update after joining the Android Beta Program.
Check out our video overview of the latest and greatest version of Android.
Lead image courtesy of Flickr user vnysia.
[source]Android Open Source Project[/source][via]Android Police[/via]