Google ditches sweet names with Android Q: Android Q is Android 10

Google has always naming its Past android version on Sweet names. The last sweet or dessert to grace the name of a version of Google’s Android operating system is officially Android Pie.The new Android version would be called Android 10.

Android 10
Android 10

All Google Android Previous version names

Linux kernel
Initial release
Astroid1.02.1September 23, 20081
Petit Four1.12.6February 9, 20092
Cupcake1.52.6.27April 27, 20093
Donut1.62.6.29September 15, 20094
Eclair2.0 – 26, 20095 – 7
Froyo2.2 – 20, 20108
Gingerbread2.3 – 6, 20109 – 10
Honeycomb3.0 – 22, 201111 – 13
Ice Cream Sandwich4.0 – 18, 201114 – 15
Jelly Bean4.1 – – 3.4.39July 9, 201216 – 18
KitKat4.4 – 31, 201319 – 20
Lollipop5.0 – 12, 201421 – 22
Marshmallow6.0 – 5, 201523
Nougat7.0 – 22, 201624 – 25
Oreo8.0 – 8.14.10August 21, 201726 – 27
Pie9.04.4.107, 4.9.84, and 4.14.42August 6, 201828


Finding names of desserts has created more and more difficulty for the Android Developers, as not only were options dwindling, butthere are  global branding concerns were beginning to arise. Android is an OS used by billions people of people in every corner of the earth, and that resulted in some strange marketing considerations.

Thus Android Q would be named as Android 10 and its the final name.

Gandon says that the changes were important to make the wordmark more accessible and readable — especially on smaller screens. “In all honesty, when we did the acid test of doing it in really small spaces [like a screen or phone boxes], the current lettering was really a challenge,” she says. Most importantly, the wordmark is no longer green; it’s black, which makes it much more readable in more contexts.


Google will keep releasing versions of Android, they will continue to have version numbers, and nothing about the philosophy of the platform itself will change as a result.


Final words

Its just the name that is changed, and like its said earlier also above in the post, the core values of Google would remain same.Providing user a good user interface with as much as possible customisations.

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