Another 365 (and one-fourth) days have passed. Naysayers have again been proven wrong. Android is still going strong and the open source operating system is going places no other OS has or can. But it hasn’t been smooth sailing for Android in general or for Google and its OEM partners. But then again, every year has always had its ups and downs. Here are some of the highs and lows in Android land in 2017 that could hopefully serve as both inspiration and hard lessons learned for 2018 and beyond.
Android 8.0 Oreo
No annual round up would be complete without a new major Android release. For a time, it seemed too obvious if Google went with Oreo for Android 8.0. That, plus the legal and business matters involved in using a trademarked name led many to look for alternative desserts. It didn’t help that Hiroshi Lockheimer himself seemed to be trolling the Internet with Oreo references.
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