Android 8.0 Will be Named "Oreo"
Updated: Expanded on history of KitKat. Updated link
Google today announced that "Oreo" will be the full name of Android version 8. Google has made a tradition of giving each major version of the OS an official nickname, in alphabetical order. The previous three versions were named Lollipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat. Before that was KitKat, the last time a trademarked brand name was used. Android 8.0 "Oreo" was announced earlier this year and has been available in beta since May. It's expected to be available to the public soon.
Android N Named Nougat
Google today revealed the dessert-themed name for Android N, and it is Nougat. Google did not specify the number designation for Android Nougat.
Google Says New Android Oreo Go and Android One Phones On Deck for MWC
Google today highlighted some forthcoming announcements that should have Android fans excited. To start, the company says a number of its handset partners are bringing new Android Oreo Go devices to market, and that the phones will be available for purchase soon.
ZTE's 2016 Axon 7 Flagship Gains Android 8 Oreo In Beta
ZTE today said owners of the Axon 7 smartphone can take Android 8 Oreo for a beta test spin. People interested in testing the new system software will need to register with ZTE's Z-Community.
Google Syncs Android O Reveal with Solar Eclipse
Google plans to reveal the name of Android 8 on August 21. The company has timed the revelation with the total solar eclipse that will occur in North America on that day.