Indians launch a campaign to get Android N named after ‘Neyyappam’ – a local sweet
Kerala | Red Newswire | May 28 9:00 AM IST.
It’s been a week since Google invited public to suggest names for next version of Android OS – Android N. Excited by the announcement, number of Indians, especially from Kerala, have launched a campaign to get the new android named after “Neyyappam” which is a local sweet. Android names have been following an alphabetical order – all named after popular desserts.
Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, has jokingly suggested during his last visit about holding an online campaign through which Indians could vote to get android named after an indian sweet.
Android is the most used mobile OS in India. Neyyappam is a dessert made of rice and jiggery and has surprisingly surfaced as a frontrunner in the android naming race.
The hashtag #AndroidNeyyappam marked the beginning of the campaign. Three techies from Bengaluru started this campaign, who have also launched a website with the same name and Neyyappam being its logo. Since then, many Indianshave created twitter handles for promoting it. the Kerala tourism board has also joined hands with the people and has been urging others to vote for it.
Neyyappam has been shortlisted by Google along with Nachos, navy bean and nectarines. However, the final decision is yet to be made.