The search engine giant Google names its Android versions after sweet treats from Gingerbread, Jelly Bean, Kit Kat, Marshmallow and Nougat. Now the company planning to roll out its next Android version 8 by the alphabetical order called as Android O in its tradition.
According to the tweet shared by one of the senior Google executives Hiroshi Lockheimer, the next Android version would be named after the Oreo biscuits. He mentioned that the web game developed by the Oreo in partnership with Google and further hinting about the next version would indeed be Android 8.0 Oreo.
The Oreo Space Dunk Game uses Google Maps and asks the users to scan their Oreo cookie. Once it scanned, it throws the cookies into the virtual space based on your dunking speed. You can watch the cookie reaching all the way to space and dunking back to earth in a glass of milk at various places throughout the globe.
In order to play the game, open your mobile web browser and then go to the oreospacedunk.com and simply follow the instructions to scan and launch the cookie. The most interesting part of this game is that it asks to scan the real Oreo cookie and it also invited to share the location of Oreo to launch.
Once the user dunks it on the earth, people can share the distance that their cookie travelled on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter. Previously, the company teased for its upcoming Android version N with Nutella, but they finalised the name Nougat. For this the online voting poll also launched by the Sundar Pichai to decide the version name.
Hence the name of the next version is expected to announce at the Google I/O 2017 which starts from 17th May to 19th May 2017 in California. At this event, it expected that the company to demonstrate about the Android version, next update to Android Wear and possibly showcase the next-gen pixel hardware.