What is the N in the New Android?

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The current, most recent version of the Android operating system is Android Marshmallow. Although the operating system update is not evenly distributed in Android devices, Google plans on touting another OS update called Android N. It may be too early to discuss Android N, since only a small amount of devices worldwide even run the Android Marshmallow.

It was expected, of course, for the new operating system update to follow the same name pattern since the emergence of Android 1.5 Cupcake to the latest 5.1 Lollipop and 6.0 Marshmallow. How does Google indeed determine the name of Android N? Google may this time, different than usual, hold an online poll to determine the name of Android N.

Speaking in a meeting with students in New Delhi, India, Pichai said that if Google has this idea and intention of conducting an online poll of all the people of India, the final name of the Android N may be the name of a famous snack in the Taj Mahal country. Even though the name of the dessert is unknown, what we do know is that it’s something from the land of Bollywood beginning with the letter N.

If we’re talking about names of worldwide popular snacks beginning with the letter N, such are Nougat, Nut Bread, and Nutella as a brand. Google has previously bought a company trademark in order to name the Android 4.4 KitKat. Android N will allegedly appear in the second half of 2016.

What names of snacks can you think of for the Android N?!

WhatsApp Upgrade Features

This news stems from a report published in Germany. A WhatsApp user could make video calls via WiFi or mobile network. These features will first be available on the iOS platform and later on the Android platform, too.

Further on, there will be a small window above the video bar, which will allow users a view of an image of themselves. This preview window will allow movement and users will be able to choose which camera to use, the front or rear one.

In addition, users will also be able to mute their microphones with a mute option. The WhatsApp version for iOS that will offer a video call feature is allegedly 2.12.16.2, and the current version in the App Store is only 2.2.12

WhatsApp also added a wide selection of chat tabs. By using the chat tab, the user can go back and forth and out of individual chats, without having to return to the WhatsApp chat list. In addition, the application also gets a makeover focusing the green color.

Hopefully, the video call service or feature will roll out immediately, not in too distant future. In addition, the voice call feature has been present on the Android platform since last year, and it appeared on the iOS platform last April. The instant messaging application that now belongs to Facebook, WhatsApp will reportedly soon be adding new features that will enrich the existing ones. The video calling service, or simply video call, is already an existing feature in other messaging apps such as Line and WeChat.

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