Originally it was being hinted that the “O” in Android O would stand for Oreo and it was quite probable as Google previously had done a deal in 2013 with KitKat for its Android version 4.4. A report from myce.com states that Google might not do a similar deal with Oreo and instead name its new operating system Android Oatmeal Cookie.
The report stated, the source code for the Android O developers preview contains several mentions of “oc-dev” which might stand for oatmeal cookie developer, this report might have high credibility as during the Google I/O 2017 Google put “oatmeal cookie” in several of their slides.
Android O is expected to be an extremely optimised version of the operating system. This new version might include the Background Limits feature, which limits the apps from running in the background thus reducing the battery consumption and improving performance. It will also include notification channels which will provide you notifications arranged topic wise. The most awaited feature of Android O might be the Picture-in-Picture mode. All these features will be available for both smartphones and tablets as said by Google.
Google will also be updating its virtual keyboard along with the release of Android O which will help the users better navigate the new Android operating system.
Though if you were rooting for Android Oreo you might be disappointed as it seems like Google and Nabisco the company owning the name Oreo along with Cadbury did not reach an agreement. You also need to keep in mind anything can change from now to Android 8.0’s release and they still can name it Android Oreo.