Google thought it would be smart to let Android fans name the next major version of its mobile operating system. Known as Android N while in beta, the OS will have its own dessert name when it launches this summer. But Google apparently lacked inspiration for choosing a proper name. Back at Google I/O 2016 last month, Google opened a portal where fans could submit their suggestions for Android N, without specifying when a final name would be chosen.
However, Google took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that Android N’s name will be unveiled very soon.
— Android (@Android) June 8, 2016
Google has closed the Android N naming portal, as seen in the image below, meaning that no further suggestions or votes will be accepted from the general public.
Google is expected to release the final build of Android N at some point this summer, slightly earlier than in previous years – at least according to its announced schedule for beta and final releases from back in May.
Just like in past years, Google is expected to announce new Nexus hardware once Android N launches. HTC is rumored to be making the 2016 Nexus smartphones for Google, but a Huawei exec also said recently that the Chinese giant is working on a Nexus 6P successor that will be released this year.