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What will Android O be called?

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It all started with a cupcake — Android Cupcake. After Android Alpha and Android Beta, Google has been naming its Android OS with confectionery code-names in alphabetical order. We’ve had Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat so far. That was a mouthful.

Now, it may start sounding like we’re in a bake sale, but you might want to wish you were for this year’s Android O. There aren’t that many treats that start with the letter O. Here are some delicious contenders for Android’s next operating system.

Onion Rings

Android Onion Rings

Illustrations by Yanni Panesa

Chopping onions makes everyone cry, but if there’s any tears coming out of your tear ducts, it’s happy ones. Google has not dabbled into the savory section of treats, but that can change. And if you like it, Google might just put this tasty ring on it.

Ovaltine

Android Ovaltine

Oreo isn’t the only O sweet treat Google has to settle with. A cup of Ovaltine is a good way to settle down on a cold day and it’s also great iced on summers. I wouldn’t put it past Google to call the next OS, Android Ovaltine.

Olive

Android Olive

Android Olive has a nice ring to it, but that’s probably because it’s a cute name to have. Google could be sending us a message with Android Olive. What do we mean? If you rearrange the letters of olive, it can spell out, “I love.” It helps that Bugdroid already looks like an olive!

Obbattu

Android Obbattu

This treat may be flat but it doesn’t fall short on the list of tasty treats to have. A nice treat made from wheat, sugar, and chana dal from India could be a good name for the next Android OS.

Otap

Android Otap

When people mispronounce or mishear it, it can sound like, “Android on top.” It could be a stretch but I’m not discounting the chances of it happening. Regardless, this sweet oval puff-pastry originally from Cebu, Philippines is a great name for Android O.

Omelette

Android Omelette

Google has not named any Android OS with savory food yet. The important word of that sentence is yet. Omelette could be a great beginning to the multitude of savory treats they could call the following operating systems, as much as an omelette for breakfast is a great start to any day.

Obesity

From Cupcake to Nougat, it seems Bugdroid has found its own large cottage made of sweet treats. Android Obesity could be the unfortunate aftermath of all the OS code names that came before it.

Oreo

Android Oreo

There’s no need to wonder. You’ve got to admit: This was probably the first treat you thought of for Android O. And, with good reason. Back in 2013, Google struck a licensing deal with Nestle to name its OS, Android KitKat. It’s tough to tell if they’ll be striking a deal with Nabisco for Oreo this year, but it looks like it’s everyone’s first bet.

Orange Juice

Android Orange Juice

None of Android’s operating systems are named after beverages, but this could be a refreshing first. With the big announcement by late summer, who wouldn’t want a couple sips of cold, sweet orange juice?

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

Android Oatmeal Cookie

This treat is one of the best cookies that could probably send the classic chocolate chip running. Whoever thought of baking oatmeal into cookies (with raisins or chocolate chips — we don’t judge) was an absolute genius. Not to mention, Android Oatmeal Raisin Cookie does have a ring to it.

Google will be announcing new updates and will be revealing Android O at the Google I/O conference on May 17 to 19, 2017.

Did you Google, “sweets that start with O”? Let us know in the comments below on what you think Android O will be called.

SEE ALSO: 5 Android O features you’ll absolutely want

Camera Shootouts

Flagship Smartphone Camera Shootout: Best of 2017

Find out which premium smartphone comes out on top

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The iPhone X, Pixel 2, Mate 10 Pro, and Galaxy Note 8 — they may all look different, but they share one important feature: an excellent set of cameras.

Join us as we compare photos taken by each of these flagship smartphones around Indonesia and Singapore. Which shooter comes out on top? Watch and find out!

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Dyson V8 Carbon Fibre cordless vacuum hands-on

The future of housekeeping

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Made a mess? Dyson’s got you.

The V8 Carbon Fibre, the newest addition to Dyson’s renowned cordless vacuum line, has just been launched in Southeast Asia.

The new cleaning device utilizes the same technology from previous Dyson innovations, which ensures optimum performance of this lean, mean, cleaning machine. Certain features — like a better battery and a more powerful engine — are improved on this new vacuum release.

Dyson engineer Sam Twist explains what the V8 Carbon Fibre can do

Dyson engineer Sam Twist explains what the V8 Carbon Fibre can do

At the launch in Bangkok, Thailand, I got to go hands-on with the device. Quite literally, I made a mess and cleaned it up with the V8 Carbon Fibre. Here are some initial observations:

Easy to handle

What amazed me most is how intuitive this device is. There was no learning curve. I picked it up for the first time, pulled a trigger that’s perfectly positioned in the area where my hand goes, and voila, I was vacuuming!

Now, call me uninformed on the workings of a vacuum (and general housekeeping) but I always thought vacuums were heavy. At least I didn’t expect something with this power to be as light as it was.

Like their Supersonic hairdryer, the V8 Carbon Fibre is ergonomically balanced. Simply put, it’s designed in a way that ensures easier handling.

Power!

This engine, tiny and light as it is, isn’t just a load of hot air (pun intended).

This device has 30 percent more suction power than its predecessors. That capability was shown off in a curious exhibition, one that entailed a vacuum-sealed container and some water. Yep, this vacuum sucks, in the best possible way.

This device tests the vaccum’s suction power! You can see the water rising as the device is turned on.

From corn chips to oregano, sprinkles to baking soda; we tried the vacuum and another Isa-made mess was averted.

Leave no dirt in sight

And, if the newly cleaned surface isn’t enough proof for you, you can just take a gander at the dirt you’ve picked up in the vacuum’s compartment.

This machine runs on an improved battery that’s capable of 40 minutes of non-stop, cord-free cleaning on low mode.

Very versatile

Aside from the fact that it’s a pretty capable machine, this thing also works well on different surfaces and different scenarios.

Different Dyson-engineered heads allow for cleaning a variety of textured spaces. There’s a tool specifically designed for carpets, hardwood floors, mattresses, and even one for “mess-free dog grooming!” Various accessories also mean that you can modify your vacuum specifically for the spot you want to clean — imagine a multi-angle brush attachment that allows you to clean hard to reach areas.

An added feature is that these vacuums have a wall-mounted charging dock, which is the most convenient thing. I’m definitely reserving a spot for this device in my future hypothetical high-tech house!

Now, these are just my initial thoughts on the V8 Carbon Fibre, but it’s enough to get me excited over vacuuming — who would’ve thought?

Quite honestly, I’ve never really enjoyed cleaning up my messes, but this thing might just change that.

The Dyson V8 Carbon Fibre will retail for PhP 47,500 in the Philippines starting February 21. It will be available in Thailand come March.

SEE ALSO: Dyson Supersonic review: Bladeless hair dryer

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Episode 001: Getting lost at the world’s largest tech show

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In this first epidose of GadgetMatch Podcast we talk about the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018) which just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Michael Josh and Isa share behind the scenes challenges of covering the world’s largest tech show. And the team talks about the most attention grabbing tech from the show including an entire range of Artificial Intelligence and Google Assistant gadgets, Vivo’s new phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, Sony’s new robot dog, and Razer’s Project Linda.

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