The way Android and iOS used to name its newer versions was another point among the differences between the two major smartphone operating systems. With the latest updates from Google, however, that one point may be changing. Google has officially dropped its dessert-based naming system for Android versions. This means the latest version of Android would no longer be called ‘Android Q.’ Instead, it would be taking a new name, Android 10. Google made the announcement through an official blog post.
According to the blog post, Google has some really convincing reasons why it is ditching the dessert-themed naming system. The company adds that the dessert-themed naming was practiced among the internal teams of Google and that the company kept the system with the public releases as well. Google says that it wants to make this change with respect to the feedback it has received from the users in the past. As said earlier, there are a few tenets in point.
“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,” reads the official post.
It may be disappointing for some users to find that Android did not complete the alphabetical order it was going in. Considering the reasons Google has provided, however, we believe the change is quite impressive. In the same blog post, Google also revealed a few changes to the Android logo and other brand elements.