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...
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31. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

What do you expect from Mxyzptlk troll? He can't stand anything positive about Android or Blackberry and anything negative about Apple.

45. sumphatsmack

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 10, 2017

iPhones are the master chief of phones sirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

16. lyndon420

Posts: 6789; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I'd start eating Oreo's again if they were shaped like little Android's lol. Would be cool marketing advantages like with KitKat...but in the end it's just a name - don't really care which ever way it goes.

19. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I called this oatmeal cookie BS!

21. DavidDau

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Out of topic but I haven't been able to access PA via my PC since yesterday. The site has constantly reported that Something interfered with this website loading. Of course I have no problem with my network or adblocker (actually I don't install it). Anyone here has the same issue?

28. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yes, I have also faced the same issue in the last few days. Though, occasionally. Sometimes when I load an article in PhoneArena, it says that something went wrong. But as soon as I reload, everything works just fine. As I said, it only happens on a few occasions, so the issue might be temporary only.

38. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I had the same problem with the main site but I could access PA with www.phonearena.com/news

46. sumphatsmack

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 10, 2017

PA blocks people that block their ads as a solution to their loss in ad revenue

26. Branson28

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

I would think OC is Orange Creamsicle I mean the Android O logo even looks like an Orange Creamsicle..

33. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

Oreo please and the Android make might just be as inviting, even to iOS users. #WhoKnows

47. sumphatsmack

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 10, 2017

lol we don't care about the name of the OS unless it is called iOS

48. sumphatsmack

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 10, 2017

In fact a lot of them don't even realize that there are names for other mobile operating systems and will talk about the operating systems of other phones calling them iOS

35. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

OC = Orea Cookie? How could you not see this (i)phonearena? I'm not believing this 'oatmeal cookie' thing because it was found in a source code...

36. Tythas

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Oatmeal cookie? What, did they hire somebody from the 20th century to name it this time around?

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

O for Omnipresent. Android is everywhere.

40. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

oatmeal is better name, not another food company brand, it's weird that everytime google need to make a deal with food company just for name.

41. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

There should be a public vote on this..............and the winner should be "Oreo"

42. oyalinkaya

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

*** I cut my legs off when I heard that M is for Marshmallow instead of Milkshake. Then, I had to cut both of my arms off when it was revealed that N was for Nougat and not for Nutella. Now I will behead myself if O is not for Oreo. My wishes are ruined twice and cannot take it for the third time. I'm living like a freak without my legs and arms. All my life depends on the full name of an operating system and that name is derived from the letter that comes next to capital letter of the latest release's name. O_o *** Oh, come on! Get a life...

49. sumphatsmack

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 10, 2017

This is just like how Coca-Cola tries to protect their brand name Coke by suing people that use it at restaurants instead of clarifying whether they want Coke or another fountain drink. They don't want their brand name to lose its meaning. People have lost track of the meaning of several brand names and now use them as a generality for an item like the original brand like mayonnaise and Ziploc and so naming the OS Oreo might feel too close to the line for the company
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