Google has decided to abandon the practice of assigning new versions of the Android mobile operating system “sweet” names that complement the OS version number. The developers also updated the logo and color palette of Android. Details of these innovations are reported on the Google blog.
Recall that the practice of naming new versions of Android in honor of various desserts arose in 2009, when Android 1.5 received the name Cupcake. All subsequent versions of the system also received names in honor of various sweets, and the first letters of the names followed alphabetically. So, the penultimate version (Android 8.0) is named Oreo in honor of the famous cookies, and Android 9.0, released in 2018, is called Pie (“Pie”). The custom version of Android 10 should be officially unveiled in the coming weeks, and so far it has also been known under the name Android Q (the next letter of the Latin alphabet after “P”, with which the “sweet” OS name should begin).
However, Android developers decided to abolish this tradition – the upcoming version of Android will simply be called Android 10. This step was explained by the company that the names of previous versions of the system were not always liked by users from some countries due to language features: sounds “L” and “P” in individual languages are not pronounced clearly, and some desserts, the names of which were used by Google for older versions of Android, are unpopular in many countries.
Also, Google introduced the updated Android logo, which will appear in Android 10 and subsequent versions. Designers changed the font of the OS name and changed the color of the inscription from green to black. At the same time, the previously used corporate shade of green was changed to a darker one – the head of the Android mascot robot that appeared on the logo next to the name has exactly this color.
Recall, Android 10 was announced this spring, and at the May Google I/O conference, developers presented the third beta version of OS. Then it was reported that Android 10 received an improved system for managing application permissions, which allows you to restrict access to a location or files in the background. Another noticeable update to the user allows applications to run on top of other applications in the form of pop-ups that can be minimized to a round icon. In addition, Android 10 has been adapted to work with folding smartphones.