Android O Name Might Be Announced On 21st, August, The Day Of The Solar Eclipse

Android O is speculated to be officially called "Oreo".
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Google’s upcoming Android operating system which is currently being referred to “Android O”, The official name might be officially announced on 21st, August . The report comes from AndroidPolice’s David Ruddock, tweets on Thursday claiming that Google will likely announce the operating system’s official name on 21st, August, The day of the total solar eclipse.

He further added that he knows the actual name of Android O but did not want to “ruin the surprise for others”. A solar eclipse day for unveiling the official name could also be a strong hint of what the name could be.

According to Mashable Android O will be called “Oreo”. A solar eclipse would look just like an Oreo. Mashable has made the photoshop image of an Oreo superimposed on top of a solar eclipse.

The USA will see a solar eclipse on 21st, August and Google is planning some amount of “spectacle” around the name unveiling, Ruddock says. In addition to this Evan Blass has also corroborated the date of Android O name unveiling to 21st, August. Even Android’s senior vice president Hiroshi Lockheimer has teased on Twitter that O stands for Oreo:

Google announced Android O at the Google I/O 2017 event. The Android O comes with new features like Notification Dots, Picture-in-Picture, Autofill and Smart text selection. However it is currently compatible with Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C tablet, Google Pixel and Pixel XL devices.