A long tradition of names for versions of its Android operating system has broken Google: So far, the company has given different versions of pastry names (“Android Oreo”, “Android KitKat”, “Android Gingerbread” and so on). However, this is changing to the new version as Android Q becomes “simply” Android 10.
“Our team of engineers have always used internal code names for each version based on delicious pastries, or desserts, in alphabetical order. This tradition has evolved into a fun piece of traffic every year and beyond. But we have received feedback over the years that names have not always been understood by everyone in the global community. For example, L and R do not distinguish when speaking in some languages. So when some of us heard of Android Lollipop, it wasn’t immediately clear how they were referring to the post-KitKat version. It’s even harder for new Android users who don’t know the namespace tradition to understand if their phone has the latest version. We also know that pies are not a dessert in some places, and that marshmallows, although wonderful, are not popular in many parts of the world.”
it is mentioned in a post on the official Google blog.
“As an international operating system, it is important that these names are clear and recognized by everyone in the world. So the next version of Android will just have the version number and it’s called Android 10. We think this change will make the names simpler for the international community. And even though there are plenty of “Q” desserts out there, we think that in version 10 and 2.5 billion active devices, it was time to make that change.”
Google is also changing the Android logo by updating it, starring the well-known “robot”, and changing color from green to black, as:
“We found green to be unreadable, especially for people with visual impairments.“
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