Google ditches dessert names for Android Q in favour of Android 10
1 min read.Updated: 22 Aug 2019, 10:21 PM ISTTamal Nandi
Google has also decided to update its logo and brand colour
The next release of Android will simply use the version number and be called Android 10
Google has decided to do away with the naming of its operating system based on dessert names . The tradition which started with Cupcake which was launched in 27 April 2009 and continued till Pie which was launched on 6 August, 2018 will now be discontinued in future. Google in a blogpost has said that it has decided to do away with dessert names as it jumps to its first double digit versions.
The company has also decided to update its logo and brand colour. The last time it did so was in the year 2014. The new android logo will be in black clour instead of the existing green colour. Android 10 also comes with a refreshed logo with the Android robot sitting on top. Google found the green was hard to read, especially for people with visual impairments.
Here is the full text issued by the company:
Our engineering team has always used internal code names for each version, based off of tasty treats, or desserts, in alphabetical order.
This naming tradition has become a fun part of the release each year externally, too. But we’ve heard feedback over the years that the names weren’t always understood by everyone in the global community.
For example, L and R are not distinguishable when spoken in some languages. So when some people heard us say Android Lollipop out loud, it wasn’t intuitively clear that it referred to the version after KitKat. It’s even harder for new Android users, who are unfamiliar with the naming convention, to understand if their phone is running the latest version. We also know that pies are not a dessert in some places, and that marshmallows, while delicious, are not a popular treat in many parts of the world.
As a global operating system, it’s important that these names are clear and relatable for everyone in the world.
So, this next release of Android will simply use the version number and be called Android 10. We think this change helps make release names simpler and more intuitive for our global community. And while there were many tempting “Q" desserts out there, we think that at version 10 and 2.5 billion active devices, it was time to make this change.