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Android 8.0 to be called Android Oreo, suggests leaker Evan Blass
Android 8.0 is set to be launched later today at a livestream event from New York City starting at 2:40 PM. Thanks to four Developer Previews, we already know much of what the software will offer in terms of functionality, but an aspect of Android O that has remained elusive is its final name.
Since Android 1.5 Cupcake, Google has used alphabetically ordered “sweet” themed names for its Android versions, the three most recent being Lollipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat. While several names have already been teased by Google and its employees, Oreo has long since been a favorite, and leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) has also tweeted several times to add weight to this.
The tweet above caused a stir towards the end of last week before Blass tweeted the image below (though it’s not clear where it’s from) just yesterday.
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s an iterative mobile platform version upgrade! pic.twitter.com/izDHLXEJgh— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 20, 2017
Blass has been the source of many accurate Android leaks and information in the past, so it’s likely we can count on this to be the final name. That is, 0f course, if Blass isn’t trolling names like the folks at Google are, but given his response to other suggested names, Oreo seems like the real deal.
We’ve only got a number of hours to find out the official title, but what do you think it’s going to be? Leave your predictions in the comments.