Google on Saturday via their official blog posted a teaser video for the launch of Android O. The company also said in their blog post that they will be launching the operating system on August 21 during the Solar Eclipse in the U.S. The whole event will be Livestreamed by the company for the whole world to watch, the event will start at 2:40 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) which translates to 12:10 AM in India. It seems like the company is trying to confuse the people around the name of the operating system. 9to5Google reported that when the teaser was first uploaded by the company it was with the file name of GoogleOreo_Teaser which later got deleted and replaced with the file name Octopus, which also got deleted and replaced by OatMealCookie_Teaser which also got replaced. Currently, the file name seems to be Orbit_Teaser_0828.mp4.
“Android O is touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse, bringing some super (sweet) new powers! On August 21st, a solar eclipse will sweep across the entire United States for the first time since 1918. Android is helping you experience this historic natural phenomenon so you can learn more about the eclipse and count down to the big day—when you’ll meet the next release of Android and all of its super (sweet) new powers, revealed via Livestream from New York City at 2:40 PM ET,”
Wrote Google in their Blog Post
The company will Livestream the event at android.com/o where we will finally get to know what Google will be calling the next Android operating system. It feels like the biggest contenders for the name will be Oreo and OatMeal Cookie as the company has been naming its Android operating system versions with the names of popular desserts.
Google has promised that the new Android O will provide improved battery life, picture-in-picture option for apps, improved notifications, and much more.