Back in December 2015, Sundar Pichai (CEO, Google Inc.) hinted that name of the upcoming Android will depend on the opinion of its users. He further added that the OS might be named after an Indian Desert. As of now, the company stayed true to its promise by launching a Google Opinion Rewards poll which’s aim is to come up with a name for the upcoming Android.
CEO, Google Inc paid a visit to Siri Ram College of Commerce which is based in Delhi where he spoke about the upcoming version of Android.
“Maybe what I’ll do next time, is when we’re working on the next release of Android, Android N, maybe we’ll do an online poll on what the name should be. And if all Indians vote, I think we can make it happen!”
Android Police, a tech blog, claimed that the poll was just revealed to some randomly selected Google Opinion Rewards users. Naturally, many users weren’t given the opportunity to provide their opinion. Moving on to the specifics of the poll, the company provided an add-whatever-you-want area for a question ” What tasty food comes to mind that starts with the letter ‘N'”. Apart from that, a second question claimed that following names have been shortlisted for the title: Napoleon, Nut Brittle, Nachos, Nori, Noodles, Nougat and Neapolitan Ice Cream.
If you want to play a part in the name selection of your favorite upcoming OS, go ahead and download the Google Opinion Rewards now. Though there is a high chance that you still wont see the post, at least not right away.
There is a possibility that a 3rd party (other than Google itself) worked with Google Opinion Polls to start this poll as Opinion Polls is accessible to all users. But keeping in mind the fact that it takes money to run such a poll, we can safely assume that it was Google itself who enacted this survey.
That is all for now, stay tuned for the latest updates on this topic
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