Android 8.0 Orellete (not Oreo) said to be announced on August 21


File this under rumors since the information comes from an unnamed source, but it looks like Google won't be launching any Oreo cookie tomorrow. The search giant has decided to tie the launch of its next version of Android to the solar eclipse.

A Google teaser with the file name GoogleOreo_Teaser_0817_noDroids (1).mp4 was briefly available on G+, hinting to Android O's market name.

Well, with less than 24 hours left until the official reveal, a new rumor points to a completely different naming for the Android O. Cliff Wade, customer support manager for Nova Launcher, claims the name of Google's next iterative mobile platform will be Android 8.0 Orellete.

He claims the information comes from a source who wants to remain anonymous, but he does seem certain that Google will not name its new OS Android Oreo, as previously suggested by numerous leaks.

Orellete is a type of sweet Catalan pastries that are usually served at weddings. It's unclear why would Google choose this name over the Oreo, but it might have something to do with the company that produces the popular cookies.

source: Cliff Wade

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