Android N release rumors: N internally called 'New York Cheesecake'


Google’s upcoming new version of its popular open source software, the Android N, is apparently called by the internal codename of New York Cheesecake, according to the AOSP repository of the new developer preview of the software.

According to a report by Android Police, the AOSP repository of the new Android Nnow on early developer preview buildhad a codename of “nyc,” which was speculated to mean “New York Cheesecake,” possibly the internal codename for the new version of the Android operating system.

Additionally, Google was also spotted to be conducting a survey of some kind which could perhaps play a factor in giving the official name of the upcoming new version of Android, as all versions of the popular operating system come with a confectionary branding that starts with the alphabet that it falls on in the series.

According to the survey, users were first asked a direct question about which “tasty” food come to their minds that begins with the letter “N.” After that, users were given a list of pre-generated options, showing “sweets” that start with the letter “N”including “Nut Brittle,” “Nachos,” “Neopolitan Ice Cream,” “Noodles,” and “Nougat.”

Previous versions of Android also came with an initial internal codename for it, which always ended up being too far from what it was called officially asAndroid 4.4 KitKat was called internally as “Key Lime Pie,” Lollipop 5.0 was called as “Lemon Meringue Pie,” and the Android Marshmallow 6.0 as the “Macadamia Nut Cookie.” Thus, the new Android N’s final confectionary branding would expectedly be entirely different from the alleged internal codename for it.

Some of the new features that came with the new early developer build of the Android N is the split screen multitasking, which can now be done by default, without the need for a third party application. Android N also features a new system of application optimization technology, which better manages app power and memory consumption depending on the condition of the device.