Ever since the arrival of the developers version of the Android O was announced, there was a lot of speculation regarding what the OS would be named. While popular speculation had always been around Oreo, it was not confirmed. Latest reports indicate that the OS might actually be named Android Oatmeal Cookie, and not Android Oreo. This report emerges from a study of Android’s source code where the OS has been mentioned under the name oc-dev.
Popular opinion had indicated that the Android O Operating System would be named Oreo. However, Google doesn’t always go by popular opinion. Last year, while a majority of people were expecting the new OS to be named Android Nutella, Google pulled off a swerve as they introduced the Android Nougat OS. This year too, Google might pull off a similar shtick as they might roll out the OS as Android Oatmeal Cookie, and not Android Oreo.
While the oc-dev reference in the Android source code could also point towards Oreo Cookie, but it is quite unlikely. Apart from oc-dev, there’s also OC-MR1 on the Android Source Code. Moreover, it has also been pointed out on Twitter that the Google I/O 2017 presentation from Google had references to ‘oatmeal_cookie’ in the slides.
Google always names the Android OS updates based on the names of sweets which they have followed since Android 1.5 Cupcake. Following that it was the Android Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Kitkat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat. Now that Android 8.0 is all set to come out, popular speculation has indicated it to be Android Oreo, but reports seem to claim it would indeed be named the Oatmeal Cookie.
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