Oreo, the world's top-selling cookie, is getting into technology.
Well, sort of.
The next version of the Android mobile operating system is named Oreo, Google and Oreo announced Monday.
The collaboration between Google and Oreo's parent company, Mondelez International, follows some generic sweet-treat names for versions of the operating system. They include Donut, Eclair, Gingerbread, Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and, most recently, Nougat, which debuted in 2016. Version 8.0 is the second branded sweet; version 4.4 was dubbed KitKat.
The Android Oreo name and superhero (more about that below) are being unveiled Monday at a solar eclipse viewing event outside New York's Chelsea Market, the location of the original Nabisco bakery where the first Oreo was baked.
Oreo has played with major cultural events before, such as when the lights went out at the Superdome during the Super Bowl in 2013 and Oreo tweeted, "You can still dunk in the dark."
Coming hand-in-hand with the Android Oreo release is a female superhero (think: green Android mascot with a belly made from an Oreo), which the brands say is meant to mix the "playfulness" of Oreo and the "intelligence" of Android.