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Android O Is Now Officially Android Oreo (theverge.com) 132

Android O is now officially going by the name of Android Oreo. The operating system is available today via Google's Android Open Source Project. OTA rollout is expected to arrive first to Pixel and Nexus devices, with builds currently in carrier testing. The Verge reports: The use of an existing brand makes sense for Google here -- there aren't a ton of good "O" dessert foods out there, and Oreos are pretty much as universally beloved as a cookie can be. There's also precedent for the partnership, as Google had previously teamed up with Nestle and Hershey's to call Android 4.4 KitKat.
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Android O Is Now Officially Android Oreo

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  • by 93 Escort Wagon ( 326346 ) on Monday August 21, 2017 @04:43PM (#55059363)

    Oh, sorry - wrong product placement.

    • Oh, sorry - wrong product placement.

      I was thinking more about the 70's TV Oreo commercial that the proper way to eat it, was to "unscrew it".

      Could this be a hint to "root it"? Unscrew == root . . . ?

      • Oh a kid'll eat the middle of an Oreo first,
        and save the chocolate cookie outside, for last!

        (yes, I'm old)

        • go ahead and fiddle with the Oreo middle...
          'cause there's not a better middle you can fiddle... with.

          (worthless cruft taking space in my brain, thanks to 1000's of my most precious hours wasted watching commercial television... and yes, I'll pay you twenty-five bucks if you mow my lawn.)

  • Because they did with KitKat:
    https://techcrunch.com/2013/09/03/google-strikes-bizarre-licensing-deal-with-nestle-to-name-next-android-kit-kat/
    • by Anonymous Coward
      No, they're idiots. There's going to be an enormous lawsuit, everyone's phone will be wiped, and they will lose billions.
      • by BigFire ( 13822 )

        I'm pretty sure Google is paying Nabisco for use of the Oreo name just like they paid for the right to use KitKat from Nestlé.

    • by Threni ( 635302 )

      Loads of muppets on Hacker News asking the same question... as if Google would launch a whole new OS and accidentally choose the name of a popular snack, and not sort out the commercials (advertising, payment etc).

    • Oreo is getting free advertizing by this move: people who like oreos & see the ad will likely grab a few
  • Hoped they'd go with Orangutan feces, but that's just me.
  • waiting for it.... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by ganjadude ( 952775 )
    thats racist!!!!
  • by Anonymous Coward

    From the privacy violations, and unpatchable security holes, to the advertisements for junk food, it is truly is something out of a dystopian comedy novel.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Go back to your protesting about taking down inanimate objects known as statues... Don't forget your riot gear...

      Personally, I LIKE Android.... And the only reason why you know about the security holes is somebody can go look them up in the source code... Apple and Microsoft don't let you browse their source....

      Finally, if you don't like snack food, fine, more for me!

  • by Thelasko ( 1196535 ) on Monday August 21, 2017 @05:10PM (#55059559) Journal
    Now I'm going to have Weird Al [youtube.com] stuck in my head all day.

    Oh oh oh oh oh
    Oh Oreo
    The white stuff
  • Let's be honest, the Nexus 5X was a bad, unreliable, sloppily designed smartphone. One of the biggest disappointments in the history of all of Google Nexus brand. Even ignoring the bootloop issue which was supposed to show up only on 15percent of those phones, they had plenty of other flaws. Only 2GB of RAM (the only smartphone using SD808 SoC with so little RAM) making 5X effectively a single-tasking phone, poor audio quality because of poor shielding from other phone components, the useless included USB-C

  • Orange Sherbet.
    Orange Velvet Cake.
    Oatmeal Cookie.

    Do they not have anyone that can coo- oh wait...

  • by Anonymous Coward

    When I read Oreo, I read high fructose corn syrup, or "poison".

    • by Yunzil ( 181064 )

      Delicious poison.

      And they're great when you dunk 'em in hormone-laced milk until they're soggy.

  • by JasterBobaMereel ( 1102861 ) on Tuesday August 22, 2017 @03:47AM (#55061615)

    "Oreos are pretty much as universally beloved as a cookie can be" no some people think they taste foul ...

    • That's why they said "as a cookie can be". Some people think every cookie tastes foul.

    • "Oreos are pretty much as universally beloved as a cookie can be" no some people think they taste foul ...

      You should try the Cinnamon Bun Oreos.

  • What's Nabisco's cut?

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