Android 10, the first version of Android to abandon the sweets

Android 10

These months, we have been publishing Starters on Android Q, the next version of Google's mobile operating system. We have done it because, since the first version, the company of the famous search engine has included the name of a sweet to accompany the name of the operating system and from the A of Apple Pie they followed an alphabetical order. Android 9.0 was Pie, so we expected the next Android version to be Android Q-something, but Google already announced that the name of the next version will be Android 10.

In part, they will change the name so as not to generate confusion. For its developers, choosing the name of the candy was a tradition that became fun, something that also seemed to some users, but others complained that the latest names were not always understood by the general community. As an example they put that L and R sound very similar in some languages. On the other hand, new users hear the name of a sweet for the first time, something more difficult to understand than a number.

Android 10, because numbers are better explained than candy

Android is available on all kinds of devices practically anywhere in the world, so the name has to be understood across the globe. And they understand that "marshmallow" is a very good sweet, but in countries like Spain many of us would not know what they are talking about if it weren't for the Ghostbusters movie; even having seen it, many of us have not seen a marshmallow in our entire lives. Basically, the intention when changing the name is that the same don't feel different depending on the country.

Besides the name, they will also change the logo. More specifically, the color of the text. From now on, the official text color will change to black instead of green to which they have us accustomed. It's a minor change, but black reads better than green, at least for people with poor eyesight. Google will start using the new logo in the coming weeks, coinciding with the final launch of what we now know will be called Android 10.

I think the name change is positive. As you see it?


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  1.   Manual said

    It may be, personally I like it better with numbers, the name of the sweet would be the key or secondary name.