Android O Version may be known as

Android O Version may be known as

Android O Version may be known as

INTRODUCTION

Android O Version:

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:

Cupcake:

  • Android 1.5

Donut:

  • Android 1.6

Eclair:

  • Android 2.0
  • Android 2.1

Froyo: (short for "frozen yogurt")

  • Android 2.2

Gingerbread:

  • Android 2.3

Honeycomb:

  • Android 3.0
  • Android 3.1
  • Android 3.2

Ice Cream Sandwich:

  • Android 4.0

Jelly Bean:

  • Android 4.1
  • Android 4.2
  • Android 4.3

KitKat:

  • Android 4.4

Lollipop:

  • Android 5.0
  • Android 5.1

Marshmallow:

  • Android 6.0

Nougat: 

  • Android 7.0
  • Android 7.1

O for Oatmeal Cookie?

  • 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.

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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?

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