SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MAY 15: Attendees visit the Android booth during the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
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Google just announced on Twitter yesterday, Sept. 23 that it is throwing a surprise in celebration of Android’s eighth birthday. Garnering almost 2,000 hearts and near 1,000 retweets, the announcement definitely spurred excitement from fans.
Android has just turned eight yesterday, GSM Arena reported. In celebration, the operating system revealed on Twitter on the same day that it is “whipping up something sweet for a big day.” The said birthday surprise is supposed to happen today, Sept. 24.
The developer, Google, has not provided definite details until now, but everyone seems so excited of what will happen. Google’s tight mouth sparked various speculations, including funny and outrageous ones. Here are a few tweet replies to Android’s announcement on Twitter:
@Android Update all android phones in the planet at the same time?
— Rodrigo Silva (@RodrigoRoSilva) September 23, 2016
@Android we will all wake up tomorrow to find the new U2 album preinstalled on our phones
— Richard Yhip (@Yhippa) September 24, 2016
@Android can’t wait for Android 8.0, I thinks it’s a KitKat, marshmallow, and nougat hybrid. Jk.
— SirPatel (@bunci2000) September 24, 2016
Some followers predicted that there is another Android 7.0 Nougat revelation happening tomorrow. However, Google has kept mum still.
@Android Nougat 7.1?
— BCostley (@bdcostley) September 23, 2016
— Bharat Maheshwari (@BharatMaheshw16) September 23, 2016
Google released Android 1.0 on September 23, 2008. It has become the world’s widely used mobile operating system, running 80 percent of today’s smartphones and tablets. HTC Dream was the first Android-powered smartphone.
In eight years, Android has faced innumerable issues including security concerns, malware threats, tedious software updates and a ton of several other consumer complaints.
Meanwhile, naming Android versions has been one of the most exciting highlights Google hosted. Names include the upcoming Nougat, the current Marshmallow and the previous KitKat, Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb, Gingerbread, Froyo, Éclair, Donut and Cupcake.
In another news, Google will be holding a tech event come October 4 in San Francisco where it is expected to announce the revival of Pixel line of phones, launch Daydream VR, Google Home, Chromecast and a new Wi-Fi router.