Even though Google has not yet revealed the name of its latest mobile operating system, Android N, speculations are rife over its successor, Android O. In fact, Motorola released an ad for its upcoming flagship smartphone, Moto G4 Plus, hinted that the handset will not only run on Android N but also receive updates from the forthcoming Android O!
The advertisement for the Motorola Moto G4 Plus, Lenovo said that the handset would come with Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 out of the box and with the option for upgrading it to Android N as well as Android O, Anzhuo, a Chinese website reported. In fact, this is the first official mention of the successor of Android N.
Considering the fact that Google has been following an alphabetical order for its Android open source operating system (OS), it is expected that Android N will be succeeded by Android O. This pattern has been continuing since the Cupertino tech titan released the third OS, the Android 1.5 in 2009, which was supposedly called Cupcake.
While it is very early to speculate on the name of Android O, as Google is yet to name the latest OS, Android N. Nevertheless, the company has employed this naming pattern for 11 consecutive operating systems, including Android N.
Although there is no information regarding the features and options that Google would offer in Android O, it is expected that the OS will be named after a dessert. This is mainly because the Cupertino tech titan has followed a pattern of naming all its Android builds after famous desserts and Android O is unlikely to be an exception, Softpedia reported.
At the recently concluded Google I/O 2016 event in San Francisco, CEO Sundar Pichai announced that users may possibly help the company naming its upcoming Android N by posting suggestions on the company's dedicated website. Nevertheless, it is assumed that the operating system will eventually be called Android 7.0 Nutella.
Google has announced that Android N will be released some time later this year. Going by this, it can be expected that its predecessor, Android O, will come next year.
Have a quick look at "Android N split screen on the Pixel C" below: