Google just announced that it is ditching the dessert naming scheme for its Android operating system and that its upcoming Android Q operating system will simply be called Android 10. After this, all Android releases will have numbers after the Android brand as Android. 11, Android 12 and so on.
The company claims that it has decided to change the naming scheme as the old scheme was not always understood by everyone around the world.
This was also a problem for people to understand if their phone is running the latest version or not. It states that this change will help make Android version names simpler and more intuitive for the global community.
The company will continue to provide codenames for its Android releases, however, they will be limited to its internal teams and operating system source code.
Along with the reveal of the new naming scheme, the company has also revealed an updated logo for the operating system. The new logo consists of the wordmark “android” with the head of the little green robot mascot on its right side.
In a blog post, Google stated that it has also changed the color of the word mark from green to black, saying that green is a difficult color for the visually impaired to read. Even the color of the robot’s head has a yellowish tint.