Update : Turns out, Google actually just whipped something sweet today. Good One Google.
Original : So it was Android’s 8th anniversary. yesterday if you didn’t already know. You could say November 5th, 2007 is when we saw Google’s Andy Rubin announce the Open Handset Alliance — and the Android mobile operating system along with it — so how is September 23rd its 8th anniversary? Well, it wasn’t until September 23rd, 2008 that Google released the Android 1.0 SDK. This was also the same day the T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream) was made official, a full 8 years ago today.
Google is planning to celebrate the day, in a special way. The Mountain View company tweeted that it is “whipping up something sweet” for the occasion.
While Friday marked the operating system’s birthday, the Android Twitter account said the company is “whipping up something sweet for a big day” on Saturday and so in my haste, I’ve arrived on Saturday already (along with a few billion people). The image in the tweet shows Bugdroid, Android’s green mascot, whisking some eggs next to ingredients including marshmallows, nougat, and Kit Kat bars. If you’re unaware, although, it’s really unlikely, the ingredients refer to versions of Android — 4.4 KitKat, 6.0 Marshmallow, and the more recent 7.0 Nougat.
What could that “sweet” thing possibly be? It is possible that there could be a special sale on Google Play. It has been a while, since the last $0.10 sale aka ten cent sale happened. In fact, the last one was from October 2015, almost a year ago.
While some are even suggesting an Android 7.1 release, we shouldn’t be expecting any major announcements, considering Google is holding a major hardware event right around the corner on October 4. The company is expected to launch Google Home, Daydream VR, a Chromecast, and a Wi-Fi router. There has not been any news around Android Wear 2.0, which is still in beta and expected to launch this fall.
Maybe we could see the Pixel Launcher making its debut? It might be a good way to create some hype about the upcoming launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL, which is scheduled for October 4th.
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It could just be some sort of tribute video? That makes more sense because the image shows quite a few versions of Android being whipped together so. Whatever that “sweet” thing ends up being is anyone’s guess for now.
What do you think Google has planned for Android’s birthday?