Google’s senior executive hints Android O could be called Oreo, but don’t jump to conclusions yet

Hiroshi Lockheimer yesterday shared a tweet of an Oreo cake. Now, what else are we supposed to make of it?


Although, the adoption rate of the latest Android Nougat is still barely over a percent, with Google I/O 2017 inching closer, it’s about time we start talking about the Android O operating system. Like every year, this time too Google is expected to reveal the next developer preview of the new operating system.

Now, while it is undoubtedly intriguing to think about the new features and improvements that will come with the new operating system, however, to be honest, given the interesting nomenclature of all the iteration of the Android OS, the most exciting bit of it all is guessing the name of the operating system.

And this year, the dessert for the name of the next OS, with maximum bets on it, is Oreo. And just in time of all the bets, Hiroshi Lockheimer, SVP of Android, Chrome OS and Play, yesterday tweeted a GIF of an Oreo cake. Now, his post doesn’t really read anything about the new OS, but why in the world would he randomly share a GIF of an Oreo cake? So, it should not be entirely wrong to take this as a hint that the next Android version might as well be named after the famous cookies.

However (now read these words as a big disclaimer), Lockheimer has long been trolling Android fans now. Even last year, the Android SVP had put up a bunch of tweets that hinted at the Android N being named Nutella, and when people were all convinced that that might just be it, bam!, they named it Nougat.


We are not the only one who think so, this Twitter users agrees with us. So pinch, of salt, will you?

In another little demonstration that Lockheimer might just be enjoying trolling the excited fans, last week, he tweeted out a potential name for the Android P as well. Seriously, Quit playing games!

After Google showcased a preview for the Android N last year, the company had rolled out a crowdsourcing campaign, wherein, Google invited everyone to suggest a name for its next iteration of Android. The company had set up a dedicated website for users to submit their suggestions. Google might just do the same this year as well. So get ready with your list of suggestions. ALSO READ: Google I/O 2017 annual developer conference to kick off on May 17

The Google I/O 2017 will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California between May 17 and 19. This is the 11th iteration of Google I/O developer conference. The company is expected to reveal the first look of Android O, Android Wear, and maybe even next-generation Pixel hardware. Last year, the company focused a lot on machine learning, and announced Daydream VR, Google Home, Allo and Duo apps among others.

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  • Published Date: February 21, 2017 12:20 PM IST