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Campaign active to name the next version of Android as Neyyappam

On his visit to India last year, Sundar Pichai suggested accepting public suggestions for the next version of Android when asked why one of them didn’t have an Indian name

tech Updated: May 23, 2016 16:46 IST
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On his visit to India last year, Sundar Pichai suggested accepting public suggestions for the next version of Android when asked why one of them didn’t have an Indian name
On his visit to India last year, Sundar Pichai suggested accepting public suggestions for the next version of Android when asked why one of them didn’t have an Indian name(Twitter/KeralaTourism)

Google has launched a website to crowd-source names for the next Android N oprating system (OS). The only limitation to the suggestions is that it has to be a the name of a sweet since all the previous names have been deserts.

While Apple Pie was the name for the first Android OS, the latest ones have had names such as Marshmallow, Kitkat and Lollipop.

On his visit to India last year, Sundar Pichai suggested accepting public suggestions for the next version of Android when asked why one of them didn’t have an Indian name. Now a Bangalore-based app developer, Arun Kumar is trying to get that done by suggesting Indians to lobby for Android Neyyappam as the name for Google’s upcoming smartphone OS.

Even a website and Twitter have been set up to get the same done.

The name suggestions window closes at 12:29pm June 9 and Google will have the last say on the final name, so there’s no confirmation that the voting number will set the name for the next flavour of Android.