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Android N is ‘Namey McNameface’ in latest Android N preview release

Android N Namey McNameface Easter Egg

A Google exec earlier this week trolled Android fans by posting an image that hinted Android N might be called “Nutella” when it launches this year. But it turns out Google can troll us even harder than that. The Android team released a new developer preview of Android N, which features a hilarious Android N name suggestion: Namey McNameface.

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Obviously, this won’t be the final name of Android N, which should get a dessert treatment. However, Google is just making fun of the Boatey McBoatface naming controversy. A few months ago, that name was the most popular choice for the name of a new polar ship. The internet went crazy for the name, but the UK’s brand new polar ship eventually got a much more boring name – the RSS Sir David Attenborough.

If you’re running Android N on a supported device, you’ll have to go to the Settings app, tap the Android version in the About section to obtain a picture showing the Android N logo. As Android Police explains, in order for the image above to come up, you’ll have to long-press the N logo.

Google has not reveled the final name of Android N, but the company said a few days ago that the name will be announced in the near future. The final version of Android N should be unveiled this summer, according to Google’s already announced Android N preview rollout.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.