After a previous big Friday afternoon/night, I thought I would take it easy this Saturday evening. So I made dinner and watch This Week in Google. The big announcement in Google land was the surprise release of Android N.
One of the reasons with I got my Nexus 6P so I would have more access to latest and greatest Android releases. There are lots of warnings that this is a Preview/Developer version (not ready for prime time) and NOT to install in on your primary phone. But this warning made me want to install it more!
Since I can’t get seem to get a stupid SIM card in my hands (Thank you Verizon, NOT, subject for a different post), I am still using my Samsung Note 3 as my primary phone, so what the heck, lets do this …
For those that don’t know the history of Android naming here is a list of Android Code names from Wikipedia
||September 23, 2008
||February 9, 2009
||April 27, 2009
||September 15, 2009
||October 26, 2009
||May 20, 2010
||December 6, 2010
||February 22, 2011
|Ice Cream Sandwich
||October 18, 2011
||July 9, 2012
||October 31, 2013
||November 12, 2014
||October 5, 2015
The current “Dessert Name” for Android N has not been decided yet. A hint might be in the following quote from google official blog.
So, the burning question that’s on everyone’s mind: what will the N release be named? We’re nut tellin’ you yet.
My guess is Nutella. This a Commercial name but so was KitKat 🙂
Anyway, I was fully expecting to have to restore to factory settings and go back to Marshmallow, but so far it has been very solid. Yay. Marshmallow was new to me, so N is even newer. But I am liking it. The split screen feature I am still trying to figure out a use case for.
I will try and update this post with future thoughts.