Google schedules Android O (Oreo?) unveiling for Aug. 21

Google schedules Android O (Oreo?) unveiling for Aug. 21
We knew that the official release of Android O was on the way after Google dropped the last Android O beta on early testers, and now Google has given the date and time when that announcement will be made. And, Google may have also tipped its hand as to the nickname of the release, unless it is just trolling us all again.

Google has decided that it will release Android O on August 21st during a livestream from New York City that starts at 2:40 pm EST, in order to coincide with the solar eclipse that will be making its way across the United States that same day. This date has been rumored before, so now we have the confirmation. The website Google has set up to promote the event includes a countdown timer as well as a way to check if your area will see the eclipse and of course some eclipse facts. 

Additionally, Google had posted a teaser video (which has since been removed) on G+ that had the file name: GoogleOreo_Teaser_0817_noDroids (1).mp4. As always, this can't be taken as full confirmation that Android O will indeed be named Oreo, but it does add a bit of weight to the rumors. 

Regardless, we've only got a few days left until the official reveal, so we'll find out soon enough. 

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15 Comments

1. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Its just a troll from Google we all now its not oreo

2. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/898582889335574528 Gosh, it's Oreo from Evan Blass. @abdoualgeria Fix your typo.

3. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

The beauty of owning a Google device is you are first in line. Lol Can't wait to test it.

4. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I know, can't wait for the P2XL

5. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Me 2, i hope it doesn't disappoint us.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Battery life should be top notch this time around.

7. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

If I had an extra $1000 I would order it as soon as it was available. Sadly I don't have that kind of extra impulse buy cash.

8. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

It's a mint IT'S IT or a Klondike bar.

9. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I cant think of a name other than Oreo .

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

What about Octopus? or Okonomiyaki?

15. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

I'm betting is Oreo as well. Only other option I can think of would be oatmeal.

10. neptune.joel

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 12, 2011

best android name ever!

11. vishybas

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

It's Google Oreo. Negotiations with Mondelez got closed only in late July as Oreo brand guidelines wouldn't allow it to be used as an animated character. So an Oreo Android was an issue

13. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

its octopus.

14. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Pixel 2 XL for me!

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