Android welcomes numerals after getting rid of its unique dessert names

Aug 23, 2019, 12:01 pm

Tania H.

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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 nameVersionRelease date
No Code name1.0 September 23, 2008
Petit Four1.1 February 9, 2009
Cupcake 1.5 April 27, 2009
Donut1.6 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
Pie9.0 August 6, 2018
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