It’s Official: “New York Cheesecake” is Android N’s Name… in Code

With each new version of Android, Google has an internal name which consists of three initials. For instance, before KitKat got it’s name, the company had an internal codename called “Key Lime Pie”, abbreviated klp. The same thing went on with Lollipop and Marshmallow as well, with Lollipop being called lmp or “Lemon Meringue Pie,” and Marshmallow, which was codenamed mnc or “Macadamia Nut Cookie.” Now, according to Android Police, found in the bowels of the latest Android N build are references to the codename “nyc” which apparently stands for “New York Cheesecake”.


There’s a slim to none chance that “New York Cheesecake” will be Android N’s official name when it’s released to the public this summer, as previous codenames found in upcoming versions of the mobile OS have never become official. This is probably just something Google thought up for reference and that’s it. In fact, you’ll probably never even hear/see Google refer to Android N using it’s codename explicitly.

The initials of Android N’s codename (nyc), for reference, have been popping up around the Android open-source project repo.

This morning, we told you about Google’s latest survey in the Opinion Rewards app which asks users what they’re favorite “tasty treat” beginning with “N” is, and “New York Cheesecake” isn’t found anywhere on that list, so seriously, don’t think this is the official name of Android N. Of course, you could always go around town telling your friends stuff about Android “New York Cheesecake” just to see their expression change from interested to “Wait… WHAAAAT?!?”