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Next Android version name can be decided via online poll, says Sundar Pichai

  • Google
    might name the next Android version through an online poll, and it could well
    be an Indian dessert title, the
    Press Trust of India reported,
    quoting CEO
    Sundar Pichai.
  •  
  • A
    smiling Pichai said he will “ask his mother for suggestions and Google can

    • Google
      might name the next Android version through an online poll, and it could well
      be an Indian dessert title, the
      Press Trust of India reported,
      quoting CEO
      Sundar Pichai.
    •  
    • A
      smiling Pichai said he will “ask his mother for suggestions and Google can
      even go for an online poll to decide the name”, during an interacting with
      students at the Shri Ram College of Commerce on the second day of his India visit.
    •  
    • Some
      of the suggestions that came at the event itself included ‘peda’, ‘neyyappam’
      and ‘nankhatai’, the report said.
    •  
    • Previous
      versions of Android have been named after sweets like Donut, Eclair,
      Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Kitkat and Lollipop. The latest
      version is called Android Marshmallow and is being rolled out across mobile
      devices.
    •  
    • The
      one-hour session was similar to the Townhall session of Facebook CEO Mark
      Zuckerberg at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in October.
    •  
    • Pichai
      also said it was “incredible” to see the start-up culture unfold in India.
      “One good thing about India
      is you find a tea stall and there is an entrepreneur. So that streak has always
      been there,” he said.
    •  
    • “Part
      of reason that we are interested in India
      is because it is amazingly young and many ways the trends of the future will
      come from India,”
      he said.

     

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