Google has decided to abandon the practice of assigning new versions of the Android mobile operating system “sweet” names, supplementing the OS version number. Also, the developers have updated the logo and color palette Android. Details of these innovations are reported in the blog Google.

Recall the practice to call the new version of Android after a different dessert originated in 2009, when Android 1.5 was named Cupcake (“cupcake”). All subsequent versions of the system have also received names in honor of various sweets, and the first letter of the name followed in alphabetical order. So, the penultimate version (Android 8.0) is named Oreo in honor of the famous cookie, and released in 2018 9.0 Android called Pie (“Pie”). A custom version of Android 10 should be unveiled in the coming weeks, and to date it was also known as Android Q (the next letter of the Latin alphabet after the “P”, which was supposed to start the “sweet” name of the OS).

However, the Android developers decided to cancel this tradition – the forthcoming version of Android will be called simply Android 10. This step was explained by the fact that the names of the previous versions of the system didn’t always like to users from certain countries because of linguistic features: the sounds “L” and “R” in some languages are not spoken clearly, and some desserts whose names are used in Google for older versions of Android, unpopular in many countries.

Also Google has updated the Android logo that will appear in Android 10 and later versions. The designers have changed the font of the OS and changed the text color from green to black. While the previously used signature shade of green was changed to a darker – this color has appeared on the logo next to the name of the head of the robot-mascot of Android.

 

Recall, Android 10 was announced this spring, and at the may conference Google I/O developers introduced a beta version of OC. Then it was reported that Android 10 has an improved management system permit applications, which allows you to restrict access to location or files in the background. Another notable update to the user allows applications to run on top of other apps as pop-up Windows that can be minimized into a round icon. In addition, Android 10 was adapted for foldable smartphones.

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