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Android Oreo? What Will Android 8.0 Be Called?

By on February 25, 2017 in Technology

As we all know, each yearly major haul of Android comes with a new, sweet name. To add to the fun, Android devs have followed a tradition of naming the newest version of Android after a sweet confectioner’s treat. This started back with version 1.5, which was affectionately called Cupcake. Then came Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb (which was a tablet only version), Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, Kitkat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, and finally the most recent version of AndroidNougat.

See the pattern? Each new version starts with the next letter of the alphabet.

Historically, it’s about this time of year that we start to hear new things about the newest upcoming version of Android OS. One of the things that techies love to speculate about is the name that Android will be bringing to the new version. What we do know (based on the pattern) is that Android 8.0 will start with the letter O.

A big (and obvious clue) let loose by Hiroshi Lockheimer (the head of Android, ChromeOS, and Chromecast) in his Twitter might be proof for some:


But I think this is too easy. And why would he make it look so obvious? No, as great a name as Android Oreo is, I think we should be looking outside of the *cookie* box.

Here are my top pics:

  • Android Oh!Henry
  • Android Ovaltine

You know what? There’s a remarkable lack of sweet treats that start with O…

Android might be stuck with Oreo. Or maybe they’ll skip right over O to P. Android Pineapple has a nice ring to it!

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