Google has always made an official statue for each version of Android, all of which are named after tasty desserts. However, these statues have typically been at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, not in other cities around the world. That may change with Android 7.0 Nougat. According to French website, 01net, the company is planning an official Android Nougat statue as well as a Nougat party in the city of Montélimar. This small city of 35,000 is the self-styled world capital of Nougat, so it would make sense that they would want to have their own statue for Android 7.0 Nougat in the city. In the city, there is more than 4.5 tons of Nougat produced each and every year.
The report notes that Google and the Montélimar city council have been planning a Nougat celebration that is reportedly happening on September 21st, just over a week from now. At this celebration there will of course be loads of Nougat items, but also bugdroid-green cocktails, as well as a buffet of local organic foods and a slew of activities for kids. Google is also donating an official Android statue to the city, that will be on display permanently. Reportedly, the new statue is on its way to the city now, however the report didn’t mention anything about how the statue looks, and whether it would look similar to the one that Google unveiled in Mountain View earlier this summer.
For those unaware, Google names every version of Android after a tasty dessert. Starting with Cupcake since the A and B releases were Alpha and Beta. Then continuing on to Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and now Nougat. However it appears that since KitKat was announced – which they worked with Nestle to get that name – the company has been using it for marketing Android. Making users much more aware of the version of Android they are using, by the name instead of the version number. Leading many people to say that they have “Android Lollipop” instead of “Android 5.0”. While many were hoping for a repeat of KitKat with Nutella this year, that didn’t happen and many were saddened with the name of “Nougat” although those in Montélimar love the name.