Nougat Was Pretty Much Android N’s Only option. That or Nun’s Farts
After a months-long search for just the right name, Google will call its next Android release “Nougat.” The Internet does not like this! Fair enough. But hating on Nougat ignores two incontrovertible facts: nougat is delicious, and Google didn’t have any other options.
There’s no need to argue the merits of nougat, the dessert, because it’s chewy and crunchy and delicious and those are attributes any sane person can get behind. As for Nougat, the operating system name, the fault lies with Google’s insistence on naming its platform versions exclusively after desserts. Nougat was the best it could have hoped for this time around. To prove it, we’ve rounded up all the other “N” desserts—outside of brand names like Nutella or Necco (bleh), which Google didn’t necessarily have access to—that could have been contenders. They are all bad. Or more to the point, they are all worse than Nougat.