BEACON TRANSCRIPT – During Google I/O 2017 event, the tech giant unveiled an incoming new version of Android codenamed Android O. Several rumors suggested Google would embrace the name Android Oreo for the 8.0 version, but more evidence comes in support of the Oatmeal Cookie name.
More evidence in favor of Android Oatmeal Cookie
The evidence in favor of the Oatmeal Cookie theory is quite solid. The website myce.com analyzed the source code for Android O and discovered some references to ‘oc-dev’. This follows the line of the previous operating system denominations, and many believe ‘oc’ stands for ‘oatmeal cookie’. Maybe this sounds like a weak piece of evidence, but there’s more.
More than a month ago, Google presented a sample code for Android O at Google I/O 2017. These lines mentioned quite often the term ‘oatmeal_cookie’ so, if Google didn’t settle for this name, at least it considered it as a denomination for the future Android version.
Many people still think and want that the new Android should be called Oreo, but the process is not that easy. To embrace it, Google will have to strike a deal with the owners of the Oreo trademark, Nabisco and Kraft. Therefore, it seems much easier to choose a name without a trademark.
What does the new Android version bring?
Android O will not bring any striking new feature or a major redesign, but will significantly improve user experience. What is worth mentioning includes new pictures for picture mode, dots which mark notifications, the introduction of third-party calling apps, and many more.
Not all improvements are directly visible, since developers also worked on back-end optimizations. Therefore, the audio capabilities will be better, the management of battery life received new algorithms, and many apps received improvements.
Android O is already available in Beta so, if you’re curious, you can sign up for it and wait until the update reaches your phone. However, it supports a limited number of devices, including Nexus 6P, 5X, Player, and Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C.
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