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After a series of tweets shot off by Android Police's David Ruddock, we might now have a clue of what the next version of Android is set to be called.

Google has updates the newly launched Android Things Developer Console, but won't be pushing updates automatically. Earlier info had said that the newest version of Android will receive it's name on the 21st ( on the day of solar eclipse) and now we hear that it will be launched as well on the same day. Google engineers recently showcased Android Developer Preview 4.0 in Reddit AMA. Ruddock claims that the final name of Android O is going to be revealed real soon.

Of course, we're just taking a guess, but if we had to put money on any single name, it'd be Oreo. The inclusion of an octopus as an Easter egg inside the latest Android O beta suggests Google might be ditching desserts and moving to underwater molluscs instead.

Google is also looking to support scalable production ready hardware, while still allowing developers to play with prototype boards as well. For non-Google devices though, Android O is expected to be released in September with Nokia phones on the front line. Ruddock is of the view that the official name of Android 8.0 will be declared on August 21, the day of the solar eclipse.

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"The Android O update for Pixel has been pushed back (surprise)". It could be days or even weeks.

In the previous year, Google had released the Android 7.0 Nougat OS on August 22 to a couple of Nexus devices before making it available on the original Google Pixel phones. Pixel and Pixel XL users were hoping for something similar this year.

There is a possibility that the Android O may still contain some bugs and the company is trying to fix them before releasing a stable version for the Google Pixel smartphones.

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