Android N’s internal codename is New York Cheesecake (NYC)


For what it’s worth, Google could have already decided on the perfect name for Android N. Code in the AOSP repository references the update as NYC, or New York Cheesecake. We have our name!

Or not. If you don’t recall, Google used a codename in similar fashion for Android K — Key Lime Pie. As you know, that version of Android ended up being known as Android KitKat thanks to one of the most awesome partnerships ever.

We should also point out that New York Cheesecake is a mouthful and Google typically doesn’t go with more than 3 syllables for these names, though they did depart from the norm with Ice Cream Sandwich way back when (and they could easily shorten it to NYC if they wanted).

Then again, it could be just as likely that they can’t find a great dessert to go with and will end up deciding on New York Cheesecake anyway (which would look much better on a lawn than a piece of seaweed, we’d say). Or perhaps they’ll make a repeat performance of KitKat and ink a nice deal with Nutella. Fingers crossed!


Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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