Hiroshi Lockheimer, the sitting Senior Vice President of Android at Google, has always been a bit of a tease. Whether it’s teasing potential names of 2018’s Android release or potential names for last year’s Android release, the guy just doesn’t stop. Now, he has hit Twitter with perhaps his most blatant tweet yet regarding the name of the forthcoming Android release…
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And, in all honesty, it probably means nothing. Lockheimer has tweeted and retweeted things about Oreos before, and just a few days ago he seemingly “teased” Pocky as the name of next year’s Android “P” release. So I think I can pretty safely say that any headline you read that says that Lockheimer is “confirming” anything with this tweet is straight up incorrect.
Besides the fact that he seems to be just having a bit of fun, Hiroshi spent a lot of early 2016 constantly teasing Nutella as the potential name for the 2016 release. As we all know, that release ended up being named Nougat.
But it’s fun, as always. It was fun for me to make the above header image (sorry, Hiroshi), and it’s fun to speculate about what the next major release of Android will be named. Oreo seems like an obvious candidate considering the lack of “O” dessert names, but I personally could just as easily see the release named “Oatmeal Cookie”.
What do you think Android “O” will be named (assuming, of course, that there is even an Android “O” release on the horizon — I guess there’s no way to know what Google has planned)?