Android O was unveiled in March this year, and Google highlighted many of its features at I/O in Maylater on. The new Android version is in its third developer preview, and the naming of ‘O’ is still a mystery. Google, like always, will release the name later this year, but predictions and leaks on what it could be, have already started to surface online. However, for our users, I have listed down all the versions of Android with their nicknames for those who don't know:
Internal source code has revealed (first spotted by Myce) that Android O could be called the ‘Android Oatmeal Cookie’.
Evidence was found in Android’s source code where mentions of ‘oc-dev’ have cropped up on several occasions.
One of the most notable evidences is when the code states that Google Pixel is running on Android O Developer Preview or ‘oc-dev’.
This ‘oc-dev’ codename could stand for oatmeal cookie. We make this presumption, as the word ‘oatmeal cookie’ cropped up at Google I/O as well, in one of the slide presentations in May.
or O for Android Oreo?
While these pieces of evidence are strong, Google could also name Android 8.0 something completely different.
Android O is also largely rumoured to be called Android Oreo, and this could be highly possible if Google partners with the company to do a cross-promotion of sorts, something that we saw with Android KitKat.
Latest Preview of Android 8.0:
The latest preview confirmed the Android version to be Android 8.0, something that was kept under wraps when Android O was first announced.
The company dropped the first developer preview build of the next major Android release in March, and the second developer preview was out at I/O 2017 last month.
The company released Developer Preview 3 with the final Android O APIs in early June.
Official Statements from Google:
Google has said that there will be another released in July which will bring "near-final system images."
Google says that the latest preview build includes the latest version of the Android O platform with the final API level 26 and hundreds of bug fixes and optimisation.
So, we all have to wait for some time unless Android 8.0 version gets unleashed with a proper name that would suit it best. Let us know if you like Android Oatmeal Cookie or Android Oreo?