While Friday marks the operating system’s birthday, the Android Twitter account says the company is “whipping up something sweet for a big day” on Saturday. 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, the ingredients refer to versions of Android — 4.4 KitKat, 6.0 Marshmallow, and the more recent 7.0 Nougat. It’s likely we’ll see a commemorative announcement from the Android team Saturday to celebrate its eighth birthday. Still, it’s unclear why nothing was mentioned today, the anniversary of the release of Android 1.0 eight years ago.
We’re not 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.
Android, Inc. was founded in 2003, and Google bought the company in 2005. The first Android-powered handset, the HTC Dream, was released in 2008.
Keep an eye out on Android’s Twitter account to see what the team has in store for us Saturday.