> "Android" conveys nothing about what it actually *is*, though.
Names of things need not (and perhaps should not) evoke the essence of those things. The reverse happens: The name of a thing comes to mean the thing that it does.
Most people google things instead of searching for them. Google doesn't have the name because it means search, it means search because it does the thing. If your purpose is strong enough any name will become natural and right--provided you can both read it when written and pronounce it out louad.