Next Big Android Version to Get an Indian Name?

In case you haven’t noticed, Google has been naming its Android versions traditionally after desserts. Eclairs, Icecream Sandwich, Jellybean, KitKat, Lollipop, and now Marshmallow. Well, this naming scheme gives an exciting feel to Android. But can you imagine a future Android version being named after a traditional Indian sweet? How would Android Laddoo or Android Barfi sound like?

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If you thought that giving Android an Indian name was just an imagination, you are wrong. Sundar Pichai, CEO at Google, said that such a naming scheme for Android is possible in the future. The CEO was in a chat session with students in New Delhi, India, and was having a productive discussion with the popular cricket commentator and host Harsha Bhogle.

Sundar Pichai was born in Chennai, India, and is visiting India for a couple of days. He stated that Google may conduct an online poll where people will vote for the name that they think the next Android version should come with. The CEO said, “And if all Indians vote, I think we can make (an Indian name) it happen.”

Apart from the above mentioned discussion, Sundar Pichai also revealed how many phones he used. The CEO’s first phone was a Motorola almost twenty years ago, and he uses 20-30 phones in his house currently.

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  • Ernest Yeap

    Ah pu neh neh!