Google renames Android Q to Android 10

by Johnson Daniel

For the past decade we have seen nine (9) Android OS from Google and Android’s open platform has created a thriving community of manufacturers and developers that reach a global audience with their devices and apps.Opera Snapshot 2019 08 23 121301

In a blog post, Google has decided to change the name of their Android releases by opting out of the use of desserts and letters to to name the Android OS. Google said in a blog post;

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.

With this, Google dropped the ‘Q’ from ‘Android Q’ and simply named it as Android 10. This change makes it a lot easier to interpret Android 10 as the tenth version of Android, other than Android Q which can be quite confusing mostly in regions with non-Latin alphabets.HeroArticlePage 1500x850.max They also changed the logo from green to black, they believe that the logo is often paired with colors that can make it hard to see—so they came up with a new set of color combinations that improve contrast. Here are the names of Google dessert naming for the previous Android OS;

  • Android (Alpha)
  • Android (beta)
  • Android Cupcake
  • Android Donut
  • Android Eclair
  • Android Froyo
  • Android Gingerbread
  • Android Honeycomb
  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Android Jellybean
  • Android Kitkat
  • Android Lolipop
  • Android Marshmallow
  • Android Nougat
  • Android Oreo
  • Android Pie
  • Android Q ——- > Android 10

Google will commence the use of the new logo in the coming weeks of the final release. What do you have to say about this one?

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