Android O to be oatmeal cookie, not Oreo?

Android O to be oatmeal cookie, not Oreo?
Originally, it was believed that the "O" in Android O would stand for those luscious Oreo sandwich cookies. In fact, one could see Google making a deal similar to the one it made to use the KitKat name for Android 4.4 back in 2013. But it now appears that Oreo will not be the name for Android 8.0. Android source code was examined and it revealed several references to 'oc-dev.' That combination of letters (oc) could be "oatmeal cookie," especially since "oatmeal cookie" was found on several slides shown during Google I/O.

Android O is expected to feature Background Limits, a way to prevent apps running in the background from eating you out of house, home and battery life. Notification channels disseminate notifications by topic. Picture-in Picture might be one of the most eagerly awaited new features. This feature would allow you to watch prison drama Wentworth on Netflix while engrossed in a video chat. It will be available for both phones and tablets. And the virtual QWERTY keyboard used on Android O will improve how users navigate Android on the new build.

If you were one of the Android users hoping that O would stand for Oreo, it might have turned out that Google and Nabisco could not reach an agreement on the use of the iconic cookie's name. Unfortunately, that's the way the cookie crumbles.


source: MYCE, @ysamlan, @White TigerAE

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49 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3089; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

If it's not Oreo, I'm gonna call bulls**t. Oreo or bust.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oatmeal cookies suck, I'd rather them call it Ovaltine... But I agree with you about Oreo being the number one option.

9. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3089; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Remember when marshmallow used to be called milkshake? Nutella other than nougat? Man was I disappointed. Let's prepare for another disappointment.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

But I was happy with Marshmallow, if it were Milkshake, I would have heard that damned "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard" song every time I read about it on this site.... I hate that song.

13. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3089; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I had to youtube that song, and goddamn it's awful. Do people listen to this crap? It got some catchy tune though :p

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

People use to listen to it I guess as it was on the radio when it was first released. My wife used to play it just to piss me off.... but she knows better now, I know what song she hates more than anything. >:)

30. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1511; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Once upon a time it was popular, number of jokes have been made about it over the years. It has ALWAYS been annoying.

14. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 636; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

There are few things worse than that song that didn't come from Bieber. I hate you just a little bit for even mentioning it's name.

22. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Your hatred towards me is justifiable. I hope that in time, you might be able to find it in your heart to forgive me.

32. JC557

Posts: 1917; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Maybe they're trying to virtue signal to health conscious people by switching out Oreos for Oatmeal cookie.

34. droidnator

Posts: 93; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

It makes sense. It's not a brand, so Oatmeal c. is a better choice in my opinion.

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yeah Google. Just like that! Ruin our wishes......

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5601; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

KLP (Key Lime Pie) became KitKat LMP (Lemon Meringue Pie) became Lollipop MNC (Macadamia Nut Cookie) became Marshmallow NYC (New York Cheesecake) became Nougat OC (Oatmeal Cookie) will become O_____

29. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

ORANGE MARMALADE!

43. sumphatsmack

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 10, 2017

omg yes

44. sumphatsmack

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 10, 2017

but Orellete is now the rumor

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Very important news.....

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3089; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

And yet you came here to post.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Sometimes in life what you have to say about irrelevant things is just too important to keep to yourself...

5. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

If this is true, I'm switching to iPhone!!! /s

6. palmguy

Posts: 954; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

OC could stand for Oreo Cookie. Oh well. P: Pecan Pie or Peach Cobbler :-)

17. DaveElliott

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

P will be Pez. Too many f'ing hipsters to do otherwise. Pez benefits with hipsters thinking they don't look like douche bags by walking around with Google/Pez-themed dispensers and accessories. Google wins because they get to laugh at the brown-nosing hipsters Tell me that I'm wrong.

7. det_bradlee

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Remember LMP, and KLP? OC is just the internal dev name. It will be different when O is released.

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Good point. I forgot about those.

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5601; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This should be higher KLP (Key Lime Pie) became KitKat LMP (Lemon Meringue Pie) became Lollipop MNC (Macadamia Nut Cookie) became Marshmallow NYC (New York Cheesecake) became Nougat

37. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Hope thats the case. Andoid Oatmeal cookie sounds awful.

15. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

Android O Android Owned-by-apple :)

18. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple wishes they owned that 83% marketshare, but it ain't gonna happen. Next stop, 12%.

20. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Just like Samsung wishes they were as good as you think. Spoiler alert: They aren't.

27. TechNeck

Posts: 637; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Both you and Hillary are being unnecessary right now. There's no reason why you should bring up iPhones on an Android-related article.

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