As expected Google has confirmed that Android O will officially be called Android 8.0 Oreo, following the typical food-related naming scheme of the platform.
They confirmed this news during their event for the 2017 Solar Eclipse, shortly after which they released a blog post explaining the new release along with a new video that shows a quick look at their logo, check it out below.
On top of that, they revealed that Android Oreo will be pushed out to sources in the Android Open Source Project from August 21st, which they explained with the following:
“Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P builds have entered carrier testing, and we expect to start rolling out in phases soon, alongside Pixel C and Nexus Player. We’ve also been working closely with our partners, and by the end of this year, hardware makers including Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to launch or upgrade devices to Android 8.0 Oreo.”
[Original Story] Google has just confirmed via their new eclipse-themed teaser website that they will be announcing Android O on August 21st, at the same time as the solar eclipse happens.
The sceptics might think that this is Google simply counting down to the solar eclipse, as they would do normally, however, they also wrote “Android O is touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse, bringing some super (sweet) new powers!” next to the countdown, so that’s a pretty big hint.
And that is definitely something that a lot of people have been waiting a long time for.
We have known about Android O since the first beta was released back in July of this year, however, we have yet to know its name.
All we have at the moment are various food related names like Orange Sherbert, Orangesicle, and Otter Pops, however, the common consensus is on the name Oreo.
Of course, we will be sure to update you as soon as we hear that official name from Google once the countdown ends.
[Update: Google has released an embed for the livestream so that you can watch it happen live, check it out below.]
Before that time, you can check out the countdown at the source link below.