Who’s ready for Android O? I know I am! And we’re not going to have to wait much longer for it, either. Today’s top story comes straight from the horse’s mouth in the form of an official page for the latest incarnation of our favorite mobile operating system.
On August 21st, a solar eclipse will sweep across the entire United States for the first time since 1918. Android is helping you experience this historic natural phenomenon so you can learn more about the eclipse and count down to the big day—when you’ll meet the next release of Android and all of it’s super (sweet) new powers, revealed via livestream from New York City at 2:40PM ET.
Oreo? Octopus? What will Android O be named?!
According to our friends at Android Police, there’s a good chance Android O will officially be known as Oreo.
This is based on a file named GoogleOreo_Teaser_0817_noDroids (1).mp4 for a video Google recently posted via Google+, which was unfortunately deleted before we got to see it. Of course, that’s still just speculation and we could end up with a different name altogether.
In an update posted while I was writing this article, I discovered the following:
Google has replaced the post with the video, presumably following the attention the filename has received. Now it’s been renamed to “Octopus Teaser.mp4” in a new post. It’s possible the previous name was a mistake, but I think the quick attention to indirect denial here is telling. Either way, we’ll find out on the 21st.
I’ll, unfortunately, be working the day job during the live stream, so our coverage will be a bit behind. I’ll still be sure to bring you all the news I can about Android O next week when it becomes official, however. I’m sure many of you won’t be able to watch live either, due to real-life responsibilities, so we can catch up together.
Until then, we wanna know what features you want to see most in Oreo, Octopus, or whatever the hell it ends up being called. Hit us up in the comment thread!
Happy friggin’ Friday, kids! We don’t have long to wait now.
Additional info via: Android Police