Nothing good starts with Q, so Android has given up on its dessert-based version naming system and the world is now a little less interesting. That’s probably not the actual reason, but I bet it’s pretty up there.
What are they using instead? Lame old numbers. So the next version of Android will be 10. Since 2009, Android has used tasty treats to name the different versions of its operating system, such as KitKat, Marshmallow, Nougat, and Pie. It was a little bit of fun in a world of numerals. Well, no more, the numerals, with their dumb “clarity”, have won.
Sameer Samat, Android’s vice-president of Product Management, said that they enjoyed the tasty treats, but “we’ve heard feedback over the years that the names weren’t always understood by everyone in the global community”. Pies and marshmallows seemed to be the most confusing.
As we continue to build Android for everyone in the community, our brand should be as inclusive and accessible as possible.
The Android brand is also evolving. Aside from the numerals, their logo font now has some rounded terminals and the bugdroid has been decapitated. Also, it’s a slightly different green.
But, seriously, nothing good starts with Q. I checked.