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You could decide the nickname for Android N

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In previous years the mystery behind the nickname for forthcoming Android versions has provided some much-needed light relief during the baron months.

With speculation already mounting over the sweet-themed monicker for Android N, Google has indicated that this year it may be willing to put its loyal subjects in charge of choosing the name.

Speaking at Delhi University back in his Indian homeland, Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he’ll ask his mum, but could also poll users on the name when the time comes.

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Replying to an audience question asking why Android versions weren’t named after Indian treats Pichai said: “When I meet my mom, I'll ask her for suggestions."

He added (via Android Police): “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!"

The next version of Android will follow Marshmallow, Lollipop and KitKat, the first commercial partnership with Google, the next name is sure to be subject to debate.

Could it be Nutella? Nutty Bars? Nougat? Or perhaps, as a little nod to our tech fraternity, Nerds?

See also: Android 6.0 Marshmallow: What's new?

Share your preferred name in the comments below in the hope that this goes to a vote.

In the meantime, check out what's likely to be one of Android N's key features.

You can also watch the talk with Sundar in the video below.

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