The next version of Google’s mobile operating system – Android O – is set to be officially launched later year.
Now, a new report claims to give an insight into what the ‘O’ in Android O may actually stand for.
It had previously been reported that the next version of Android would be called ‘Android Oreo’.
However, a discovery by eagle eyed researchers claim that the successor to Android Nougat may actually be called Android Oatmeal Cookie.
Researchers from tech site Myce discovered code in Google’s upcoming OS in which oc-dev and references to oatmeal cookie are mentioned multiple times.
Looks like at least internally Android O is "Oatmeal Cookie." Noticed this in an I/O slide. pic.twitter.com/9AZD0Zdc8l
— Yoni Samlan (@ysamlan) June 6, 2017
Google will follow with its theme of treat based snacks in the naming of the next version of Android.
It was this that had meant Android O was expected to be called Android Oreo, with Google tipped to strike up a deal with Oreo makers Nabisco, in the same way it did with Nestle for the naming of Android KitKat.
In May Google first showcased Android O at its I/O developer conference, which gave a first look at some of the upcoming features.
The new features will bring improved battery life, improved multitasking, picture in picture video and faster boot up times.
With that being said, Android O is expected to focus on performance improvements and system tweaks, rather than introducing any major new features of functions.
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