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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38 Comments

1. pecapello

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

... nah

37. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

And PA is now on the roll on delivering fake news. Keep it up PA!

2. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

What the hell don't think so no one has every heard of Orellete

7. NoAllegiance unregistered

Thought they misspelled omelette, which would be weird.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Depend son where you live. To claim no one has heard of it is stupid. If you live in any one of these places, then you will know what it is: Catalan cuisine is the cuisine from the autonomous community of Catalonia. It may also refer to the shared cuisine of Roussillon and Andorra, the second of which has a similar cuisine to that of the neighbouring Alt Urgell and Cerdanya comarques and which is often referred to as "Catalan mountain cuisine".[1] It is considered a part of western Mediterranean cuisine.

36. TBomb

Posts: 1668; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

@ #7, Omelette you think that... @ #2, Orellete Google name it whatever they want.

3. kennybenny

Posts: 226; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Come on! I was looking forward to seeing Android shaped Oreo's at the grocery store! I have never even heard of this dessert and whoever suggested this name should be fired!!!!

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6883; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Same here...and it would have given me a reason to buy Oreo's for a little while. I'm thinking someone paid off Nabisco to prevent this little marketing opportunity from happening.

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Because of licensing issues in how to use the Oreo brand, as I've learned Google was not allowed to use the Oreo brand with animated items.

35. TerryD

Posts: 560; Member since: May 09, 2017

Mass free advertising and Oreo didnt want it? Maybe Google wanted to charge them a load of money for them to use the name.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Oreo is already owned and branded by someone. Nestle allowed Google to use "Kit Kat" and I am sure Google paid something for the usage. But Nabisco owns the Oreo name and likely didn't want to let Google use the name. Ever thought of that?

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

LOL, there are going to be 20 more conflicting reports released today about leaks about the same of the damn OS.

5. SaRPeR

Posts: 152; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

6. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1588; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Maybe Oreo didn't want their name being used, or maybe Google never intended on Oreo and it was just rumor from the beginning.

8. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Name doesn't roll off the tongue to well. Hope this won't be a Lolliflop.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait to get O on the Note 8.

11. Didick

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Wtf...

10. JasontheVeteran

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

Android Orangutan. Android Oprah. Android Okra. Android Orange. Android Oingo Boingo? Android Omelette.

25. CableTelcontar

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Oingo Boingo! Yes!! Oingo Boingo!!!

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

None of those things are sweet desserts.

12. ASimons81

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

File this under click-bait like we did on Android Unfiltered...

13. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

This could be just a backup name if Google can't get licensing for the Oreo name.

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Dumb name. Oreo or gtfo.

16. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

What the hell this is? Its doesnt even look edible. It should be a dessert, it looks like fried taco. Come on Google is going beserk.

17. torr310

Posts: 1703; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

My dictionary doesn't even have this word... what the heck are they thinking?

18. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

OK. This is so important to name the OS every year.

20. HildyJ

Posts: 342; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

21. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Lame...1st it was Nougat instead of Nutella (but kinda acceptable)....now this instead of Oreo, are you kidding me.

22. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

I knew Google would do sth annoying again, wtf is oreillette ? Auto-correct thinks it's French

23. 0man22

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 09, 2012

Thanks for dashing my hope of dipping Android Oreos. Now I want Android O to fail.

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