Is Android Oreo next?

It is that time of year again when speculation begins as to what the next version of Android will be called. On this occasion the rumour mill has been kick-started by none other than Hiroshi Lockheimer, Senior Vice President for Android, Chrome OS and Google Play, who posted an Oreo-themed image on social media.

Lockheimer’s Twitter post features a GIF of an Oreo cake, accompanied by a thinking emoji.

The contribution almost certainly is not a cryptic indication that Google has already decided to name the next version of its mobile operating system Android 8.0 Oreo. Instead, it is much more likely that Lockheimer is having a little fun, well aware that the Oreo name has long been a favoured option in the Android community.

[via Twitter]