Google Drops Desserts & Uses Android 10 Instead of Android Q


Android has decided to stop given desserts name to versions of Android been released and this is starting with Android 10 which we all has been calling Android Q since the past months and we thought it will also get names like KitKat or Oreo.

Google has now officially named the next version of Android which is deemed to be released this fall as Android 10.

This is more like Android is breaking a 10 Years of history of naming Android Versions after something sweet and choosing this name subsequently with Alphabet letter from A straight down to P which ends the line of that naming style.

However, it not just the name that has been changed or let me say updated, the logotype of Android has been updated. But the Robot symbol will not be replaced it will be like how it is before on Android.

Check it out – the new Android Logotype

Android 10

Aude Gandon, global brand director for Android, says – The new logo has a “more modern” wordmark. Importantly, it will always include the little green robot. “The robot is what makes Android special. It makes it human, fun, and approachable”.

The last time the logo was changed was in 2014. The new logo now uses a Black color instead of Green Color.

Excerpt Of What Google Said About the Android 10 Naming

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.