Android O is now officially Android Oreo

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After months of waiting Google finally announced today next version of Android will officially be going by the name of Android Oreo.

The use of an existing brand makes sense for Google here — there aren’t a ton of good “O” dessert foods out there, and Oreos are pretty much as universally beloved as a cookie can be. There’s also precedent for the partnership, as Google had previously teamed up with Nestlé and Hershey’s to call Android 4.4 KitKat.

Google also today showed off the official statue for the new Android OS, as it does with every new version. At a press event in New York City, which coincided with the total solar eclipse in the United States, Google unveiled a superhero-themed statue of an Android Oreo mascot with capes.

Along with the name, Google also announced that Android Oreo is available today via Google’s Android Open Source Project. OTA rollout is expected to arrive first to Pixel and Nexus devices, with builds currently in carrier testing.

Source: The Verge

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