Google Reveals the Sweet New Name of Android N

Google has a tradition of naming each update after a dessert.

ByAlyssa Newcomb
June 30, 2016, 2:58 PM

— -- Google announced today its next generation Android operating system will be known as Android Nougat, keeping with the tradition of moving through the alphabet with its updates and naming them after a dessert.

Nougat is in good company, joining a virtual Candy Land of predecessors including KitKat, Lollipop and Marshmallow.

Android N is currently in the hands of developers and will be rolled out to a wider audience in the fall.

Among the new features are split-screen multi-tasking, faster switching between apps and grouped notifications from a single app.

A power-saving mode called Doze was launched with Android Marshmallow, allowing users to keep their system in a sleep-like state in order to conserve battery life. With Android Nougat, Doze can also save battery life when a phone screen is turned off.

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