Android updates are coming out yearly and so are the desserts in increasing order of the English alphabets. After Android 7.0 being officially called as Android Nougat, it’s time to move on to next year, i.e., 2017 and it will the Android 8.0 aka the Android O version.
Predicting the upcoming version for Android is quite easy because they have always adopted the desserts names with an alphabetical ordering of English letter. This year as well, it will be same. For 2016 we had Android 7.0 Nougat and for 2017 we will have Android 8.0 name starting with letter O.
Android 8.0 Name
Here are the possible names that we have got for the Android 8.0 version name –
Android Oatmeal : Made up of Oatgrains
The best selling cookie in United States might take up the Android 8.0 starting with letter O. Even Cadbury makes Oreo biscuits. Since its name is easy to remember, guys at Android should name the upcoming version as Android 8.0 Oreo. What do you say?
Famous Dutch spice cake, also known as Peperkoek, Kruidkoek.
Some other names as suggested are –
- Android Oblaat – Transparent editable layer of starch which wraps some candies in Japan.
- Android Ozark
- Android Oliebol
- Android Oladyi
- Android Otap
- Android Oreo
- Android Obbattu
- Android Ouzo
- Android Olho-de-sogra
Expected Android 8.0 Version Name
In our opinion, the Android Oatmeal will be the perfect name because other desserts with letter O are hard to remember. Talking about Oatmeal, it’s a popular porridge in North America and Canada. Moreover other names as mentioned above are some what hard to pronounce.
If it isn’t Oatmeal, then I think Google will name it as Android Ozark or Android Ouzo.
Android 8 Update
Ofcourse the Android 8.0 O update will be available to a number of devices. Google promises guaranteed update to qualifying Nexus and Android One phones. Apart from that several phones manufactured by Sony, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Xiaomi will receive the update.
Motorola even leaked out the Android O update to Moto G4 Plus as it will be the part of their two years software update support since first announcement. The complete details of which phones are eligible will be available very soon.
As of now it’s hard to predict which devices will receive this update but given that some carriers have offered software support for longer duration, which also sees through the Android 8.0 O.
List of Eligible Devices
The following is the list of devices which will get this update –
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- LG V20
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus 5X
- Samsung Galaxy S7
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
- Motorola Moto Z
- Motorola Moto Z Play
- Motorola Moto G4 Plus
- Motorola Moto M
- General Mobile GM 5
Android 8 Development
Just like Android Lollipop and Marshmallow, first there will be developer preview version available for download for a number of devices. All these after the Android 7.1 update.
Possible time-frame when we start talking about it is April-May 2017, as usual just before Google I/O event.
So we will definitely have Android 8.0 Developer Previews available before the official release.
Expected Android O Features
As of now its hard to comment on what will be the Android O features but with the launch of Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone, company might be thinking to bring in the Google Assistant pre-loaded on this Android version, atleast to Nexus and other flagship phones.