Google released Android O, the successor to the current Android Nougat, a few months ago and at the moment, owners of Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel and Pixel XL are already enjoying the OS on their phones as a beta version.
Last year, Android Nougat was made public on August 22, with the first Google Nexus 6P handsets receiving the OTA update on this day. As with this year’s Android O, things seem to be running a little ahead of the program, which also means that it’s possible that the stable version of the OS is just around the corner.
As usual, Google never reveals the name of the dessert it picks for the OS until when everything is ready for release and if this is the case, considering that the OS might be out a little earlier than last year, we might not be so far away from knowing what this year’s version will be called.
When the current developer and public beta versions were released, one major aspect of Android O was confirmed – that the OS will be take version 8.0. This, for sure, was expected from many quarters since this version is the successor to the current version 7.0. However, one thing that still remains unclear up until now is the name of the dessert, but according to recent speculations, this year’s version will be known as Android 8.0 Oatmeal Cookie.
To be honest, this is a weird choice, if at all it materializes. However, we have reason to believe that this might not be the name of the new treat thanks to a few previous cases to back this belief. According to a new discovery made by Myce, Android’s source code has multiple mentions of OC, something that has led the internet to believe that Android O will actually be baptized Oatmeal Cookie.
Also, there’s more evidence from folks who attended the Google I/O 2017, which took place a month ago, where the search engine giant had the name “Oatmeal Cookie” appearing in the operating system’s code. However, this name was still identified as the internal codename for the upcoming OS, which brings us to what we think is proof that Android O might still have a chance of being called Oreo.
According to posts made by Android Police over the past few years regarding new versions of Android OS, Google has always had an internal codename for its operating systems. Interestingly, none of these codenames turned out to be the real names of the software when finally released.
For instance, when Android 5.0 L was being developed, it was internally known as Lemon Meringue Pie. This name appeared multiple times in the operating system’s source code but when Google finally made it public, the OS was named Lollipop. The following year wasn’t different either, with many speculating that Android M will be called Macadamia Nut Cookie. This name was also used multiple times in the operating system’s AOSP, but at the end of the day, the OS was called Marshmallow.
Now, last year, Android N was internally known as New York Cheesecake and just like previous years, many started speculating that this would be the eventual name of the OS. But as we all know, this did not materialize. Which brings us to 2017 and this time, Oatmeal Cookie is the internal codename of the upcoming Android O and if the three previous cases are anything to go by, there’s might probably be no room for this name in the final version of Android 8.0 when it comes out in the coming weeks.
So, there you have it. Chances are that Android O will still be called Oreo and not Oatmeal Cookie, but still, either name is just okay for us here. What about you? What name do you think will suit this year’s Android version?
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