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Everything's 'sweet' on Android N naming site

Engadget Engadget 18/05/2016 Billy Steele
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During its I/O keynote, Google announced that it would accept user ideas before announcing the official name for the upcoming Android N. The obvious front runners are foods like Nutella and nougat that carry on the confectionery theme. Even if you offer jokes like "Never coming to your phone," Google's website still responds with "sweet." In fact, that's the response for any suggestion. It didn't take long for people to notice that they could submit racist terms and the website would offer that same reply. Obviously Google doesn't think Nazis are sweet, but its a painful oversight that's already making the rounds on Twitter.

While the activity may be intended for laughs, it still allows you to give some awful suggestions. Of course, the company already said on stage it will select the final name and that the website is meant only "for entertainment purposes." Back in March, it was a matter of hours before the internet turned Microsoft's AI chatbot Tay into a racist and sexist Twitter account. It seems like Google didn't learn much from that ordeal, even if it is vowing to not review any of the submissions for Android N.

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