After months and months of speculation, Google has officially dropped the name for the next version of Android. Yes folks, Android N is now officially Nougat.
— Android (@Android) June 30, 2016
Nougat, according to Wikipedia, is a family of confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts, whipped eggs and sometimes chopped, candied fruit. In Android, Nougat will herald a few key changes to how the mobile OS works, which include native multi-tasking, tweaks to the notification shade, VR, keyboard themes and a new graphics APi called Vulkan. It’s not a complete overhaul of the operating system like the previous versions, but the changes will still be quite substantial when it arrives.
Google has mostly broken with tradition with Android Nougat. For example, it allowed developers to experience it before Google I/O, and allowed the public to submit their suggestions for the next iteration of Android. As to when it will arrive? Your guess is as good as ours – but expect Nexus users to experience it first ahead of everybody else.