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    Google's Android sparks controversy with "n-word" poll

    Google's Android ran afoul of social media users on Wednesday after encouraging people to nominate a word starting with the letter "N" for the latest version of its mobile operating platform.

    An Android website asked for submissions for "any tasty ideas that start with the letter N" for its new "Android N" operating platform, which was unveiled at its Google I/O developers conference on Wednesday.

    The backlash ranged from gentle ribbing to invocations of the term "the n-word," which is frequently used as a stand-in for an offensive racial slur.

    "Google please do not ask the internet to send you n-words," tweeted Jon Hendren (@fart) a so-called "DevOps thought leader."

    A representative for Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, declined to comment.

    "Android Nope #NameAndroidN," tweeted Schrödinger Cait (@stimpyjaycat).

    "I think it's obvious how #nameandroidn can go terribly wrong lol," tweeted Tøm (@skullisnull).

    Gizmodo reported on Wednesday that the online anonymous message board 4chan was flooding the Android's name submission site with suggestions akin to an offensive epithet for black people.

    Some social media users suggested "nachos," "Nutella" and "nectarine."

    (Reporting By Amy Tennery; Editing by Toni Reinhold)

    Android's 'n-word' poll sparks online jeers | Reuters

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    You can always count on the looking for something to be offended about brigade for some free publicity.
    Well done Google.

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    If they did name it nigger, everyone would have to pretend to like it no matter how worthless they thought it was, and if it malfunctioned it would always be your fault.

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    Is "negroid" already taken?

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    nom

    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo
    You can always count on the looking for something to be offended about brigade for some free publicity.
    they can twat about it on twitter

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    Niggy McNigface

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    ^

    Although Android Niggardly has a ring to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    ^

    Although Android Niggardly has a ring to it.
    Maybe they could write it in Ebonics?
    Last edited by BobR; 19-05-2016 at 11:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ontheedge View Post
    Primary School stuff.
    Fits nicely comfortable with the TD crowd.

    A kindergarten downgrade would be more appropriate, though.

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    Nougat seems the obvious choice.

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