Oh, Magic 8 Ball, what will Google call the next version of Android?
If Google follows history, the next version will be called Android “O,” and it’ll be named after a dessert/snack like every other version before it.
The current version of Android is “Nougat,” and even though most phones don’t have the update (a sad reality on Android), Android’s senior vice president Hiroshi Lockheimer teased on Twitter over the weekend what “O” might stand for:
Seems like a lock-in, until you remember that Lockheimer loves to troll. Earlier in the month, he “teased” Android P with a simple tweet that read “#2018.”
Pocky, for those who don’t know, is a popular Japanese stick-shaped biscuit snack. If you’ve never had it, you really should, because it’s delicious and comes in seemingly every flavor imaginable.
But back on topic, if Oreo isn’t the name it also wouldn’t be the first time Google did a brand partnership (Android 4.4 KitKat anyone?) what would you like Android O to be called? We made a little poll to get the ball rolling:
OK @lockheimer is teasing/trolling us with Android O. What should it be? O-named desserts aren’t very common…
Raymond Wong (@raywongy) February 21, 2017
Cast your votes and make your predictions now, because we might not know until Google I/O in May at the earliest.