Since 2014, the names of the different versions of the Android operating system have been turned to candy. So it is not surprising old designations like Android Donut, Android Cupcake and Android KitKat. But now, Google introduces the release name of Android Q, which simply matches the version number.
Android 10 is the technology giant's choice for simple names for greater accessibility in all languages, after community feedback suggested that some designations were "not understood" by users globally. By way of example, the letters "l" and "r" are not distinguishable in some languages.
The choice of operating system version 10 name is, in Google's opinion, simple and understandable worldwide. "We believe these changes will make release names simpler and more intuitive for our global community," the company writes in the publication.
The Android brand image itself has been revamped in a "simpler and more modern" look. The logo design is inspired by the “most popular non-human member among the community”, the Android robot. And the brand letters, once green, turn black after some difficulties in reading the old logo, especially for people with some kind of visual impairment.
"We think that with version 10 and 2.5 billion active users it was time for a change," the company says.
Initially introduced as Android Q, the new operating system beta was released in early June and the final release should be available in September.