The Google 8 announcement event had special Oreos for the guests... but you can't get them

So, Google finally launched Android 8 and revealed its name — as the fans have been speculating for years now, the O build of Android is named after the popular Oreo cookies. And what better way to celebrate the OS update than with a bunch of Oreos handed out at the announcement event?

Actually, make them custom cookies while you're at it. Yup, Google ordered a special batch of Oreos for the launch event — ones with the Android mascot engraved on the cookie and the cream changed to green, instead of being white. We can only hope that it was the same sweet stuff and not, say, wasabi or something of the sort.

Want to know if they were tasty? Tough luck — the run was only meant for the Android Oreo announcement event and there are reportedly no other such cookies anywhere else, neither will they be made again. But hey, who knows, right?

source: Ausdroid



1. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I'm still confused whether the live event was a fail or all they had to show was the Android Mascot dance in the animation?

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

No sure what you meant? How can a product announcement ever be considered a failure.

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

And that product is a major android upgrade. How can that be a failure?

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am reading up on Android 8.0 and are pretty impress with it. I especially like the visibility of Bluetooth audio codec whether I using SBC or apt-x. User can now select the audio codec to use with their Bluetooth headphone. Nice!

5. TeriusRose

Posts: 108; Member since: May 12, 2017

I think they're referring to how brief it was and if I remember correctly google didn't really go into depth about much. But yeah, calling it a failure is a bit harsh.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I actually don't recall seeing video announcements of previous OS naming events. I think the only reason why they chose to do this with Android 8 is that they wanted to do something special with the eclipse and tie it in with the reveal. I too was a little disappointed that there wasn't more content in the video, I was hoping for full new hardware reveals, but I guess that'll be at another event. All that being said, it's more than what they've done in the past.

7. Sotikon

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 23, 2017

Google really need to revamp their UI, it's ugly and full of clutter in my opinion. I feel it's about time they time down of features and refine the app - straight from otptimization and UI design to user experience

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