Google has announced that Android Q will now come with an all-new, rather boring name: Android 10. This bucks the trend of Android operating systems being named after sweet foods, and marks a change in the naming direction in the forward.
In fact, the moniker Android ‘Q’ seems like it’s been dropped altogether, which signals the next operating system won’t be Android R, which Google puts down to consumer choice “we’ve heard feedback over the years that the names weren’t always understood by everyone in the global community”.
It’s true that ‘Android 10’ is a lot more easy to interpret as the tenth iteration of Android than ‘Android Q’, and the change is obviously done as Android becomes a ubiquitous operating system in many regions around the world.
The Android 10 naming change brings with it an aesthetic change to Android’s branding, putting the Android mascot front and center (well, slightly to the right), and introducing a more green-centric color scheme too.
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