Google Trolls Users By Calling Android N As ‘Namey McNameface’ In Latest Preview Release

Android N - Easter Egg - Namey McNameface
Android N - Easter Egg - Namey McNameface

While Google has not revealed an official name for Android N, it did not stop the company from trolling users. Earlier this week, a Google executive trolled Android fans by posting an image that suggests Android N might be called “Nutella”.

Now, the search giant has released the fourth developer preview of Android N, which features yet another Easter egg. To see the Easter egg, you have go to Settings, tap the Android version in the About section to obtain a picture showing the Android N logo. If you long-press the “N” logo enough times, the text above is revealed as Namey McNameface.

The Namey McNameface is a callback to the name referenced at Google I/O 2016. Of course, it is not the final name of Android N. Instead, it is Google’s way of making fun of the Boatey McBoatface naming controversy.

The latest developer preview is the second to last preview before it rolls out to the general public sometime in the third quarter. Feature-wise, not much has changed in this preview. However, Google has finalized all of the APIs and delivered the final SDK for Android N.

In addition, Developers can now test apps against all new features and publish apps that use API level 24 (Android N API Version) to Google Play. Google has now removed support for Launcher Shortcuts – equivalent to the iPhone’s 3D Touch. While the search giant has not revealed any reasons, it announced in May it would defer it for a future release of Android.

Developer Preview 4 is available on all supported devices: Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, General Mobile 4G (Android One), as well as Sony Xperia Z3 (D6603 and D6653 models)

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Raja Rajan

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  1. genov says:

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