Google announces Android evolution: no more sweets

Since 2009, Google named the new version of the Android operating system in honor of sweets, observing

alphabetical order for the first letters of names: Cupcake, Jelly Bean, Marshmallow, Oreo, Pie, etc. However, this year everything will change.

No longer Android Q

Now Android will receive only numbers in the name, without any words or phrases. That is, you no longer have to guess what is hidden under the letter Q in the new version - now it's just Android 10.

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Although Google still had several options: Queens Cake and Quindim.


The fact is that the names of desserts are not understood by all users.

“In some languages, L and R are not different, thereforeSome users, speaking about Android Lollipop, did not understand that we are talking about versions after KitKat. Even harder to understand is for new Android users who are not familiar with our classification. We also understand that in some countries pies (Pie) are not considered a dessert, and marshmallows (Marshmallow), despite their taste, are not very popular in many regions, ”said Samir Samat, vice president of product management for Android.

What else

The company also rebranded Android. Of course, the famous green robot has not gone anywhere (though only a part of his head is visible now), but the font has changed a bit, and the Android inscription is now black, not green - it is easier to see for people with visual impairments.