Googles Android O could be oatmeal cookie, but could also still be Oreo

Every year we get excited about which dessert could possibly be named the next version of Android. Its honestly such a trivial piece of information that hard-core Android enthusiasts get riled up about. A new theory suggests that the next version of Android, 8.0, could be named oatmeal cookie.

The theory is strengthened by a couple of hard pieces of evidence. The first piece of evidence was found in Androids source code as oc-dev which was used on several occasions, the most notable of which is the code which states that a Google Pixel devices is running the Android O Developer preview or oc-dev. OC could mean oatmeal cookie, which is blatantly written in the next and older piece of evidence.

The second piece of evidence stems from this years Google I/O presentation over a month ago. There were mentions of oatmeal_cookie in sample code that was used in a presentation slide.

While many folks are hoping that Android O will be named Oreo chances are it probably wont be unless Nabisco (or Kraft, depending on where you live) makes a deal with Google for the cross-promotion of Oreos and Android. The only time we saw this happen was with Android KitKat, which used an officially named dessert instead of a generic name.

Oatmeal cookie used on one of the slides. Might be the name of the next #Android version? #io17

bolot (@bolot) May 18, 2017

Remember, even with Android K, there were teases involving key lime pie at Google I/O 2013. Perhaps it was meant as a placeholder/fallback in case the deal with KitKat didnt work out. We all know what happened with that “K” though!

For all we know, (and based on history) Google could be currently trying to get permission to use the Oreo name and is using oc as a fallback/placeholder in case Google doesnt get the green light to use it. The presentation slide could just be Google trolling us big time and oc is probably Oreo cookie, after all.

What do you think Android “O” will be named?

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