Google has officially named the next version of Android as Android 10. With this, Google has ended a long-standing custom of naming Android version after a dessert. Up until Android P, every Android version have been named after some sort of sweets but from now on Android will be simply known as Android 10, Android 11 and so on. It has always been a fun game for people to guess what the next version of Android might be, but from now on, no one has to guess anymore. In a Google blog post, Google said that they took this step to make the Android naming more global and easy to understand. For many parts in the world, the naming of Android is confusing due to different accent and dialects.
For example, L and R are not differentiable when spoken in a few languages in parts of the world. This creates a problem that confuses many people. “As we continue to build Android for everyone in the community, our brand should be as inclusive and accessible as possible” Google said in the blog post. Another reason for Google to take this step is that desserts are not the same everywhere. Like for example, in some places, Pie is not a dessert and Marshmallows are not popular. There is also the aspect of new users. When a new user first joins Android family from other OS like iOS, the name sounds confusing and thus creates the problem of not knowing if their device is running the latest software.
Not just Android name, Google has also updated the Android font and logo. The text is now in black instead of its original green color. Google also tweaked the font style to make it modern. Google says they did this to make the font stand out and also easy to read. “We found the green was hard to read, especially for people with visual impairments,” Google said. The Android robot icon is now a close-up of the robot with a different shade of green.
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