On the day of the total solar eclipse, search engine giant Google has planned to reveal the latest version of its Android platform, Android O. The operating system was thought be a rumor, but Google has finally confirmed it. The company chose the day of eclipse to match the corona of the sun with the letter O in the nomenclature of Android O.
The world can expect Google to come out with the name of its latest Android platform, as well as a release date for the final build for selective Google devices. Sources indicate Google may also present a new range of Pixel smartphones at that time. The company confirmed this by publishing an eclipse page on the official Android website.
What could be more exciting for the market is the name of the latest version of Android.
Rumors have already begun circulating about the name, with most speculating that Google will keep with the tradition of naming their releases after desserts. Many suspect the name of the release will be Android Oreo, though others are betting on names like Oatmeal Cookie, Octopus, or Orange. We can’t rule out the possibility of a partnership in that case, because Google has demonstrated its willingness in, past with Android OS version 4.4 KitKat, a popular chocolate candy made by Nestle. If the next release is indeed named Oreo, it would mean some sort of agreement with Nabisco.
More evidence was found on a Google Plus teaser page that covered the relation between the eclipse and the name of the OS version. When news outlet Android Police did a search, they discovered that the company associated with the post had the word Oreo in its file name. After the initial report, however, the post was deleted and was replaced by a video – which was named as Octopus. This could still just be a misdirection, though, as Google has a history of taking things on a lighter note, so this could be another one of their tactics.