Every year, we get a new Android version & from Android 1.5 Cupcake, we have always got the official name for an Android version based on some treat, or dessert. Well, not anymore as Google quietly announced the official name of its next Android version & it’s simply Android 10.
According to Google, the company ditched this naming style because of the feedback that it got over the years since not everyone was able to understand the names in the global community.
This seems like a welcome change as from now on, the Android versions will be more clear & simple. Google did agree that there were some cool names to choose like Quindim, Quirks, Quince etc. but the company decided that it’s time for a change.
On the official blog, Google gave a pretty fitting example that describes this change –
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.
Google has also tweaked the Android branding a bit as the new logo is now more modern & has an accessible look. Moreover, Google changed the text colour to Black from Green, since Green text is not easy on the eyes, especially for people with visual impairments.