View photosMoreMario Queiroz, vice president of product management at Google, speaks on stage during the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California, U.S. May 18, 2016.
Reuters - 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.
"Google please do not ask the internet to send you n-words," tweeted Jon Hendren @fart a so-called "DevOps thought leader."
"Android Nope NameAndroidN," tweeted Schrödinger Cait @stimpyjaycat .
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."