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Ditching Dessert Names, Google names Android Q as Android 10

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Google has announced that it will name Android Q as Android 10. The company will be ditching the dessert names, which were beloved by many of the users. Every time the company got ready to release a new version of the mobile operating system, many people would speculate about which dessert the company would ultimately select.

Many people predicted that choosing a dessert starting with Q would be a difficult task for Google. The company provided a more professional reason for the change: “We’ve heard feedback over the years that the names weren’t always understood by everyone in the global community. For example, L and R are not distinguishable when spoken in some languages. So when some people heard us say Android Lollipop out loud, it wasn’t intuitively clear that it referred to the version after KitKat. It’s even harder for new Android users, who are unfamiliar with the naming convention, to understand if their phone is running on the latest version or not. We also know that pies are not a dessert in some places, and that marshmallows, while delicious, are not a popular treat in many parts of the world.”

The logo for Android has been changed as well, with the text shifting from green to black. Regarding the logo, the company wrote, “It’s a small change, but we found the green was hard to read, especially for people with visual impairments. The logo is often paired with colors that can make it hard to see—so we came up with a new set of color combinations that improve contrast.”


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