Android’s dessert naming scheme is one of the most loved naming conventions in recent history. This was started with Android Cupcake in April 2009, and it was followed by Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream, Jellybean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat, and Oreo, of which the latest version is known as Android Pie. Android Pie was released around one year back, in August 2018. Now it’s indeed the time for the next Android version. However, the next Android version is to be released with a different version name!
How will Android’s version naming convention change?
Keeping a full stop for the Android’s dessert naming convention, Google has decided to move on to a naming convention with two digits. Accordingly, the next Android version, which was popular as Android Q is to be known as Android 10. Likewise, the Android version afterward will be known as Android 11 and so on.
Why has Google changed Android’s naming convention?
Android is obviously used by people all over the world. These users include people from countries who are not really familiar with the English language as well. Owing to that fact, Google has thought that using a
dessert based English naming convention for Android is not that much suitable. Therefore, the decision has come up to use a numbering scheme, which would be much more universal.
What are the other changes that Android will embrace along with this change?
Android will have certain changes with regard to its branding as well. Up to now, the text ‘Android’, on its logo was in green color. With the aim of considering people with visual impairments as well, the Android logo is rebranded, with the text shifting from Android Green to black. Along with that change, the Android robot has also moved on to the top of the text, ‘Android’.
Android 10, along with these changes will be unveiled within the coming few weeks. Let’s see how well the Android users will love these branding changes of Android!
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