Google has given Android N a silly but sweet internal codename

New York Cheesecake anyone? Photo: Sabotrax/Flickr (CC-licensed)

New York Cheesecake anyone? Photo: Sabotrax/Flickr (CC-licensed)

We don’t know what Android N’s official nickname will be yet, but we do know it won’t be as silly as the codename it has been given internally.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has previously hinted that the company may allow Android fans to vote on the final name of Android N. Recent Google Opinion Rewards questions have hinted that it is also looking for inspiration there.

But the company has already decided on an internal codename: New York Cheesecake. Yes, it’s a mouthful, but previous codenames for Android — Key Lime Pie, Lemon Meringue, and Macadamia Nut Cookie — have been just as lengthy.

Fortunately, that codename should be dropped before Android N makes its official debut.

“What does this mean exactly? Practically nothing. The internal code name’s history of not being picked as the final release name doesn’t bode well for the New York Cheesecake,” explains Android Police, which discovered the new codename.

“Everyone will be stuck with this name for at least a year, so unless Google wants to raise the incidences of RSI with technology writers, it’s probably going to pick another name eventually.”

Some reports have suggested that Android N could be named Nutella, but there are plenty of other sweet desserts beginning with N. Which one would you choose?