Google’s Android ran afoul of social media customers on Wednesday after encouraging people to appoint a word beginning with the letter “N” for the modern day version of its cellular running platform.
An Android internet site asked for submissions for “any tasty ideas that begin with the letter N” for its new “Android N” operating platform, which became unveiled at its Google I/O builders convention on Wednesday.
The backlash ranged from gentle ribbing to invocations of the term “the n-word,” which is regularly used as a stand-in for an offensive racial slur.
“Google please do now not ask the net to ship you n-phrases,” tweeted Jon Hendren (@fart) a so-referred to as “DevOps notion leader.”
A representative for Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, declined to comment.
“Android Nope #NameAndroidN,” tweeted Schrodinger Cait (@stimpyjaycat).
“I suppose it’s obvious how #nameandroidn can cross terribly wrong lol,” tweeted Tom (@skullisnull).
Gizmodo stated on Wednesday that the online anonymous message board 4chan become flooding the Android’s call submission site with guidelines corresponding to an offensive epithet for black humans.
some social media users cautioned “nachos,” “Nutella” and “nectarine.”