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.
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.
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 Releases Android 8.1 Oreo
Google today made Android 8.1 Oreo official. Google had made the final developer preview of the refreshed platform available at the end of November.
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.