Android O's final name may have just been uncovered

Apparently, upon examining the Android source code, it has been revealed that the next version of Android could likely be called Android Oatmeal Cookie. While this is by no means confirmation that Android 8.0 will be Oatmeal Cookie, since it could as easily be Oreo Cookie, it's certainly something to think about.

Now there's some pickup from one Android codebin inside Google pointing to the dessert name for Android 8.0 is "Oatmeal Cookie".

Google always names the Android OS updates based on the names of candies which they have followed since Android 1.5 Cupcake.

The next version of Android is already confirmed by Google as Android 8.0, not Android 7.2.

According to the site, "OC" stands for "Oatmeal Cookie". Naturally, it is the first name that would come to anyone's mind.

Up until now, updates to Android have had to go from Google to device manufacturers, who pass it on to network carriers, with each having to modify and tweak it in various ways. Andorid O is expected to launch this fall alongside the Pixel 2 smartphone and we should know the name of the OS at that time.

Another tweak coming to Android 8 "O" are improvements to Google Assistant. Google did at least confirm that Android O will be 8.0 though.

Google's next version of Android, which was unveiled at Google I/O 2017 has been code-named Android O as of now. The slow speed of updates now means that many devices can be left vulnerable for months (if not longer) while they wait for a fix to be rolled out.

Google has announced the Android version 8.0 starting with Alphabet "O" back in March. In the very end, Google has named it as "Nougat" which has got only lesser attention during discussions on the tech world. Or maybe it's the shape of a tasty treat and is in fact a doughnut?

  • Arturo Norris