Android 10 announced; ditches dessert names
- Google has officially renamed the upcoming Android Q as Android 10, thereby ending the decade-long tradition of naming Android versions alphabetically after various desserts.
- While the new nomenclature is definitely not as fun, it makes more sense nonetheless. Google argues that many dessert names (e.g. Nougat and Marshmallow) are only common for North American people, and since Android is a global platform, it makes sense to adopt a scheme which is understood by people across the globe.
- Since the present version of Android is 9 Pie, the next one, unsurprisingly, has been christened Android 10, albeit without any suffix. From here, the subsequent versions will be simply called as Android 11, Android 12, and so on.
- Alongside the new nomenclature, Google has also updated the Android logo (see cover image). The font is now simpler, while the robot’s green colour is now slightly different.
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