Ending its decade-long naming convention for new versions of Android operating system, tech giant Google said Thursday the next release of Android will simply use the version number and be called Android 10. Yes, you read it right! Like its predecessors, Android's upcoming version or so-called Android Q won't be named after tasty treats or desserts.
"This naming tradition has become a fun part of the release each year externally, too. But we've heard feedback over the years that the names weren't always understood by everyone in the global community," Google said in a blog post
"As a global operating system, it's important that these names are clear and relatable for everyone in the world. We think this change helps make release names simpler and more intuitive for our global community. And while there were many tempting "Q" desserts out there, we think that at version 10 and 2.5 billion active devices, it was time to make this change," it further said.
Android Q will be called #Android10. As a global operating system, it's important that the release names are clear and relatable for everyone in the world. Learn more: https://t.co/VKBcoSBGLt pic.twitter.com/Ek7izFEnuq— Android (@Android) August 22, 2019
New identity for Android brand
With more than 2.5 billion active devices around the world, Android's open platform has created a thriving community of manufacturers and developers. After almost half-a-decade Google has also announced a refreshed look for the Android brand, making it more modern and accessible. The color of Android wordmark has been changed from green to black, to make it more visible and readable. The Android robot has also been incorporated into the new logo. The updated look will be rolled with the final release of Android 10, very soon, Google said.
"The design of the logo draws inspiration from the most recognizable non-human member of the community, the Android robot. The robot belongs to everyone in the community and has long been a symbol of the fun and curiosity at the heart of Android. Now, it has a special place in our logo," Google said.
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