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Google is already trolling us with hints about the next version of Android

Published Feb 20th, 2017 7:01PM EST
Android O Name: Android Oreo
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I’ve got to admit it, Android Oreo certainly sounds delicious. Even better than Android KitKat, which was Google’s only partnership with a company that makes the kind of desserts that could be associated with a major Android release. Android O will certainly follow Android Nougat later this year. But if you think that Oreo sounds just too good to be true, you may be right.

It’s unlike Google to reveal the final name of its upcoming Android version before said version is actually announced. Judging from recent experiences, Android O will probably be unveiled this summer at Google’s I/O 2017 event, and then it’ll be released in beta version. Shortly after that, Google will tell us its official name. In fact, we shouldn’t be surprised to see Google take name suggestions for Android O from Android fans, just like it did last year with Android N.

In the meantime, Google’s senior vice president of Android, Chrome OS and Google Play, Hiroshi Lockheimer,, has tweeted a GIF animation that seems to suggest that Android Oreo might follow Android Nougat.

As exciting as it may sound, this isn’t the first time Lockheimer trolled us in similar fashion in the past, so don’t get too excited about running Oreo on your Android phone.

As Phone Arenapoints out, just a few days ago, Lockheimer tweeted a different image that suggested Android Pocky might be what we end up calling Android P in 2018.

Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter what Google calls its Android O dessert this year. What really matters are the ingredients in Android O, especially considering all those rumors saying that Google is also working on a different kind of operating system, one that would merge Android and Chrome OS into a single platform that would work across devices.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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