Alphabet Inc. Google is all set to give it's Android a new name after a decade. Android has more than 2.5 billion active users all around the world making it one of the most trustworthy service provider.
Google has announced that it will no longer follow the same trend while naming its new Android program. Due to some uncertain reason, Android Q will be getting new numerical names as the company has given up its old dessert names.
After the Android 9 Pie, all the following versions of Android will have numeral names hereafter. Google has also announced that its upcoming program will be named Android 10 which will be followed by android 11.
It seems like Google will follow the steps of other operating system providers for its new Android program. It is practically giving up its unique branding style for Android.
Apparently, the previous dessert names of their OS were problematic to its users as they were not intuitively clear to them. They were confused about which version of Android they were using.
Besides, Google is also changing the logo of the platform by adopting a more modern look. A Google blog post reported that the Android robot would be getting a different shade of green while the Android text will become black. The new logo will be used for general branding in the coming weeks when Google will finally release Android 10.
Google OS names, version and release dates:
|Android name||Version||Release date|
|No Code name||1.0||September 23, 2008|
|Petit Four||1.1||February 9, 2009|
|Cupcake||1.5||April 27, 2009|
|Donut||1.6||September 15, 2009|
|Eclair||2.0 – 2.1||October 26, 2009|
|Froyo||2.2 – 2.2.3||May 20, 2010|
|Gingerbread||2.3 – 2.3.7||December 6, 2010|
|Honeycomb||3.0 – 3.2.6||February 22, 2011|
|Ice Cream Sandwich||4.0 – 4.0.4||October 18, 2011|
|Jelly Bean||4.1 – 4.3.1||July 9, 2012|
|KitKat||4.4 – 4.4.4||October 31, 2013|
|Lollipop||5.0 – 5.1.1||November 12, 2014|
|Marshmallow||6.0 – 6.0.1||October 5, 2015|
|Nougat||7.0 – 7.1.2||August 22, 2016|
|Oreo||8.0 – 8.1||August 21, 2017|
|Pie||9.0||August 6, 2018|