Android O 8.0 names have began circulating online and “Orange” is among the top suggestions. Aside from what this year’s operating system (OS) will be called, there have also been speculations about its release date. We have rounded up some of the details for tech enthusiasts who are awaiting its launch.
Android N’s final version was released in August of last year. It was dubbed as Android Nougat, which fuelled mixed reactions from the public. Several patrons are suggesting that the timeframe and name trend might be the same this 2017.
Android O name
After Android Alpha and Beta, Google began naming its OS updates after alphabetically ordered sweets. Among the names that were given include Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb. The tech giant has also used Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.
Based on this trend, the public is expecting the next OS to also start with the letter O. PC Advisor pointed out that there are not a lot of treats that begin with the said letter. One that was raised is the catchy “Android Orange.”
However, some might argue that the citrus snack is a fruit and not a treat. As such, other Android O name suggestions were given. Among these were Android Oreo and Android Oatcake.
Furthermore, people are not sure if this year’s OS will be Android 8.0. Patrons would remember that Android Marshmallow was Android 6.0 and that Android Nougat was Android 7.0-7.1. However, Google has previously veered away from this sequence. This was because Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat were all 4.x updates.
When will it be available?
Aside from what it will be called, there has also been a lot of buzz about Android O’s release date. Google announced last January 26 that the Google I/O will be taking place from May 17 to 19, 2017. People are inevitably expecting that the OS will be unveiled during the said event
The California-based organization also surprised the public in 2016 when they launched Android Nougat’s developer preview ahead of the conference. The final release followed months later in August. After which, the accompanying new hardware Google Pixel and Pixel XL was unveiled in October.
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