Android Boss Says Version 8.0

Android Boss Says Version 8.0 Will Be Oreo

Android Nougat roll out is yet to begin full swing; of all the devices running various versions of Android, less than 2 percent of them are on version 7.0 Nougat. But we already have a lead on what the next Android version could be called.

Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Chromecast at Google tweeted a gif image today of an Oreo cake hinting that the next version of Android, as per the Alphabet, might be called Android Oreo.

But swinging names around for upcoming Android versions is a hobby Lockheimer might not have given up yet. Last year, he hinted Android Nutella to the name of Android version 7.0 which, well, didn’t turn out to be true.

But it could also be due to a trademark issue. When Google used Kit Kat, both Nestle and the Android maker had said that the deal allowing the trademark inside the smartphone did not involve any money exchanging hands.

Google had said that KitKat was a universally recognised sweet product and hence was a fitting name for Android. But it might not have turned out to be the same with Nutella.

Google has always named its Android OS updates after sweets, except the first two that were called the Android Alpha and Android Beta, following the Alphabet sequentially. They were named Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.

When it comes to letter O, there are few options for sweets. So chances of it being called Oreo may not be that bleak. Though, the name is in fact a registered trademark of biscuit maker Nabisco of US.

Lockheimer also put #2018 as a title to a photo he tweeted last week. The spooky part is that the photo is of a Japanese chocolate coated snack named ‘Pocky’. 

Related Technologies
What is the Best Third-Party Camera App for Android?
Share your worthfull comments that fullfills all others queries
Read this technology
Android Security Updates Is Under Fire
A pair of new reports takes aim at Android security, but there are steps users can take and the sky isn't falling. Another day and yet another set of reports alleging ...
Read this technology
Prime Minister Launches ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’
Stepping up his digital presence, the Prime Minister on Wednesday launched 'Narendra Modi Mobile App' to provide instant updates and an opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from him. The ...
Read this technology
This Simple Text Message Can Hack Your Android Phone
Android users are facing a possible threat which can compromise their device's security without their notice. According to a report from Cnet, the malicious content can easily be introduced in ...
Read this technology
Android N To Have A Major UI Overhaul
Android N will likely have a revamped homescreen if a new Google Maps video is an indicator of things to come. As seen in the video, Google might be adopting ...
Read this technology
Flagship Fight Updates: Which Android Phone Wins In 2014?
This year, Apple really does have its work cut out for it when it comes to making a product that can beat what’s out this year. But what if you ...
Read this technology
Android M Coming To Nexus 5, Nexus 6 On October 5
Even as Google gears up to announce two new Nexus smartphones  on September 29  fresh reports have emerged indicating that its latest Android OS iteration, christened Android 6.0 Marshmallow will ...
Read this technology
Android-Based BlackBerry Venice Leaked In Live Images
BlackBerry is working on an Android device codenamed Venice and the device has been leaked quite a few times. This will be BlackBerry's first venture out of their native operating ...
Read this technology
What is the Best Third-Party Camera App for Android?
Android Security Updates Is Under Fire
Prime Minister Launches ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’
This Simple Text Message Can Hack Your Android Phone
Android N To Have A Major UI Overhaul
Flagship Fight Updates: Which Android Phone Wins In 2014?
Android M Coming To Nexus 5, Nexus 6 On October
Android-Based BlackBerry Venice Leaked In Live Images

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Note: Please do not post any URLs, it will not publish