Goodbye to candy names in Android versions. Google has confirmed that what we know today as Android Q will become Android 10, without further ado. The main reason why the company has made this decision is the fact that, on occasions, dessert names are not perceived equally in all parts of the world, since the food tends to be something local.
Thus, after about 10 years, Android abandons dessert names and Google will use numerical nomenclatures from now on.
Google announces that Android versions stop having a dessert name
Besides that, Google has decided to give a twist to the aesthetics of the “brand” Android “ for the first time since 2014, which is now using a new shade of darker green, and keeping the “head” of the classic robot, although shedding the body along the way. The company shows us this change in style and its development in a video published on one of its YouTube channels, available under these lines.
Interestingly, not long ago Google had indicated that choosing the final name of Android 10 it was being more difficult than expected, although in the publication they assure that there were interesting options to name Android 10 —We selected some ourselves. This, added to the objective of making Android a more international brand, has led Google to choose to completely get rid of the “titles” that until now had accompanied each of the editions of the operating system.
“We are changing the way we name our releases. Our engineering team has always used internal code names for each version, based on tasty treats or desserts, in alphabetical order. This naming tradition has also become a fun part of the launch each year. But we've heard comments over the years that the names weren't always understood by everyone in the global community. “
Along with changing the color and logo, the Android brand also introduces a new typeface, which we had previously seen in the easter egg included with the sixth beta version of Android 10. In addition, the text becomes black instead of green, according to Google, to improve its readability.