India may soon have its first authentic sweet on the list

Will Android N get named after Keralas Neyappam The poll is onImage: Twitter/Kerala Tourism
news Friday, May 20, 2016 - 19:00

Android's next OS could be named after a Kerala sweet as Google is conducting a public poll on naming the Android N version.

Kerala tourism ministry's official Twitter page on Friday encouraged people to vote "Neyappam" as a choice for the next OS.

According to reports, Sundar Pichai had first announced that the name for Android N could be chosen via an online poll during his visit to India in December 2015.

Android is known to name its versions after popular sweets from across the world like Lollipop, KitKat, Marshmallow and Ice Cream Sandwich, and if the Kerala tourism ministry has its way, India will soon have its first authentic sweet on the list.

Nankhatai is also another Indian dish that may make the cut while nuts, nectar and nachos are other names that gets special mentions on the Google page. 

Neyappam is a dish made of rice and jaggery, and your vote can be cast here.

Lobbyists of Neyappam have started their own website for the purpose, which can be found here.

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