Google will reveal Android O’s real name on August 21, report says

Looks like the perfect match
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Google is getting ready to launch Android O any day now, and we still don’t know what exactly the official name will be when it’s finally available to everyone.

Will it be Oreo, orange creamsicle, oatmeal cookie, or something else that starts with the letter “O”? Android Police’s David Ruddock fired off a bunch of tweets on Thursday claiming that Google will likely announce the operating system’s official name on Aug. 21, the day of the solar eclipse.

In a series of tweets, Ruddock says Google has pushed the release of Android O back from an initially planned release date and there is no new one that he’s aware of.

He then said a source with unverifiable information told him Android O’s name will be announced on the day of the solar eclipse, while teasing Google’s plans for a spectacle to celebrate the moment.

It all sounds so juicy if he’s right about the whole solar eclipse spectacle. Putting two and two together, it’s really not that hard to predict what Android O will be called: it’s going to be Oreo.

A solar eclipse, where the moon fully passes in between the Earth and the sun, would look just like an Oreo. Don’t believe us? Just look at the photoshop we made of an Oreo superimposed on top of a solar eclipse. It’s not difficult to imagine Google doing a cheesy tie-in with the biggest astronomical event of the year.

Of course, we’re just taking a guess, but if we had to put money on any single name, it’d be Oreo. And based on your guys’ votes a few months back, you’d bet on Oreo, too.

Hell, even Android’s senior vice president Hiroshi Lockheimer has teased on Twitter that O stands for Oreo:

At this point, with so much love for Oreo, it’d be disappointing if Android O is called anything else. The solar eclipse is not for another ten more days, so we’ll find out soon enough.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/08/11/android-o-name-reveal-august-21/