Android 10 Drops Dessert-Inspired Names and is Coming With a New Logo
Breaking the long tradition of naming its versions after tasty treats and desserts, Google’s operating system Android is now going to release its new version with digital signification, something which the other operating systems including Windows and iOS have preferred since their inception. Alongside this new evolution, android has also announced the release of its new logo almost after a gap of over five years.
Sameer Samat, the Vice President of product management, in his post entitled A pop of color and more: updates to Android’s brand has declared these new developments to be officially started being used in the coming weeks with the final launch of their new version. Supposing its new version to be called “Q” in its new release, he says that it’s now going to be called android 10, as the names weren’t always understandable for everyone in the global community, referring to more than its 2.5 billion active devices varying from tablets to smartphones, televisions, and watches strewed all over the world.
Justifying the stance of the brand, he explains the new advancement while giving the example of alphabetical letters ‘l’ and ‘r’, which, he says are not distinguishable and, therefore, are not spoken in some languages. As a result, hearing android Lollipop wasn’t intuitively clear that it was the reference to the version that came after KitKat, he points out. Moreover, it does not work well for new android users as they find themselves totally unfamiliar to android’s naming tradition, he adds.
In addition to this, he includes that many puddings are either not known as desserts in some places, or they are not popular there. Taking these accounts into consideration, the operating system has decided to become more relatable and clear for every user across the world. Due to which, its versions will from now on be enumerated.
The operating system is also going to show itself up with a refreshed look being observed as modern and accessible. The logo and color of the operating system had earlier been updated back in 2014, the blog reads.
Non-human member of the community, the Android robot that is acquainted with everyone due to its fun and curiosity will be given a special place in the upcoming logo of the brand. The text and color of the logo are also going to be changed, and now it will be Black instead of Green. One of the basic reasons for this small change is it being more legible for people with visual impairment, as it was harder to read when it was green.
At the end of his blog post, he thanked the global community for supporting the android operating system, and for inspiring them over the years.