Everyone anticipated Android O will be named “Oreo” but it won’t: New name revealed

Next version of Android is already confirmed by Google that it is going to be Android 8.0, not Android 7.2. The codename has been kept in alphabetical order as Android O, but the most anticipated name ‘Oreo’ seems to have lost the battle with this new competitor.

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Google is expected to release Android O this summer

Everyone thought Google will name Android O as “Oreo” but instead, it seems to have lost the battle with “Oatmeal Cookie”Google is known to keep Android operating system names with desserts, sweets. From Android Cupcake to most recent Nougat, and all are in alphabetical order. Till now, the list has looked like this: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop and Nougat.

The next version of Android is already confirmed by the Google that it is going to be  Android 8.0, not Android 7.2. The codename has been kept in alphabetical order as Android O as ‘Oatmeal Cookie’.

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According to the report, a website called Myce claims to have spotted the final name in Google’s code and found several references to ‘Oatmeal Cookie’ as ‘oc-dev’ in Android 8.0 source code. It is assumed that ‘oc’  stand for ‘Oatmeal Cookie’. Several Twitter users seem to have found the reference from Google’s slides. 

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Earlier reports suggest that Google pixels will be the first one’s to get Android O update. Android O public beta is already out for the users to install on their Pixel, Nexus phones. For those who want to try out the beta version of the OS on their phone, they can do so by registering on the Android beta program website, and adding their eligible device to list. Android O promises a lot more improvements like on the notifications front, extending battery life by restricting app usage in the background. There’s also a new picture-in-picture mode.

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