It is that time of the year when Google announces the name of the upcoming Android version which is Android Q, like with every Android version, people started speculating about what could be the official name for the Android Q. As Google has been naming its Android versions on the basis of some treat & dessert for years now since the first Android 1.5 (Cupcake). Not anymore though as Google has ditched its long tradition of giving Android version a dessert name and has gone numerical. So no more dessert name as the Official name of Android Q is Android 10.
As per Google, they abandon the dessert naming scheme because of the feedback it got over the years as the names weren’t always understood by everyone in the global community. The company also pointed out they had some nice names to choose from, – Quince, Quirks & Quinoa but it decided its time for a change, nonetheless, we’d miss the naming scheme for the upcoming Android versions, which could have been named Rabri, Skittles & Twizzlers.
Google on its Official blog post gives an example that describes why this sudden change :
“L & R are not distinguishable when spoken in some languages. So when some people heard us say Android Lollipop out, it wasn’t intuitively clear that it referred to the version after Kitkat. It’s even harder for the new Android users, who are unfamiliar with the naming convention, to understand if their phone is running the latest version. We also know pies are not dessert in some places, and that marshmallow while delicious, are not the popular treat in many parts of the world”.
Google has not only changed the naming scheme for Android Q but has also done a slight rebranding of the Android itself, the logo looks more modern & subtle and shifting the Android Green to Black colour as Green isn’t easy to read especially for people with visual impairments
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