Android 7.0 was released today. It’s called Nougat. It occurred to me that most of the 4 people who read this blog may not know that Google has named every release–since version 1.5–of its Android operating system after something sweet, in alphabetical order:
- Ice Cream Sandwich
- Jelly Bean
Really, though, every release should be named after a different type of donut, because donuts are my number one sweet of all time. But, I suppose this works too. Nougat is an ok name. But who eats nougat by itself? Nutella would have resonated more deeply with people. Nougat makes me think, “Is that the mystery goop in Snickers bars?” Nutella just makes me salivate. And a Nutella-filled donut? Oh my.
Back to the operating system. Is Nougat any good? Apparently. Life changing? Probably not.
I am excited for the split-screen multitasking–a great feature once Google releases an Android tablet worth buying. This feature sounds pointless on a phone, unless you have a monster-screen Nexus 6P like me. Then, it is actually possible to use it in a productive way (perhaps with a bluetooth keyboard). I think. I’ll let you know when I get the update.
Should you get it? Eventually, yes. You probably don’t have a Nexus phone, though. Which means that you won’t get the update for a long time, or until you buy a new phone. Sorry.
At least you can tell people you know about Android’s tasty naming conventions.