Android to have Indian dessert name? Pichai will ask mom!

New Delhi: He runs global internet giant, but the question that stumped Sundar Pichai on his first India visit as Google CEO was whether the popular mobile operating system Android can be named after an Indian dessert! A smiling Pichai replied he will ask his mother for suggestions and Google can even go for an online poll to decide the name.

He was interacting with students at the prestigious 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'.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai
Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Previous versions of Android OS 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.

Asked why Google did not have any Indian dessert as Android version name, Pichai said, "When I meet my Mom, I will ask for suggestions" and added that Google could conduct an online poll to decide the name for Android N.

Pichai's session at Shriram College of Commerce was moderated by cricket commentator, Harsha Bhogle, who called the India-born executive the 'Rahul Dravid of the tech industry'.

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