Google announces Android Q at I/O event this year. During the announcement, Google announced some features of Android Q but didn’t confirm the official name of the new Android version. After a long wait, the official name of Android Q is now here. On Thursday, Google announced that the new Android version or Android Q will be officially known as Android 10. Yes, for Android Q Google changes its naming strategy. This surprises many.

Android Q is now Android 10. Breaking the 10-year history of naming Android releases after desserts, Google on Thursday announced it had officially named the next version as just Android 10. In the official blog, Google noted that it is changing the way it names the Android releases to make it clear and relatable for global users. Until now, each version was named after tasty treats, or desserts, in alphabetical order.

Until now, Google named Android versions before desserts. But with Android 10 this has changed. To recollect, it all started with Cupcake and was then followed by many others — Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream, Jellybean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo and last one was, Pie. So, why did Google decide to restructure the naming process of Android? The company simply did so to avoid confusion. Google believes that Android 10 name will be more “clear and relatable” for everyone.

In addition, Google has also changed the look of the Android logo. The company explains the reason behind changing the brand logo and says, “The design of the logo draws inspiration from the most recognizable non-human member of the community, the Android robot. The robot belongs to everyone in the community, and has long been a symbol of the fun and curiosity at the heart of Android. Now, it has a special place in our logo. We also changed the logo from green to black.”

Android 10: Features

  • Branding refresh
  • Live Captions
  • New gestures
  • Revamped notification controls
  • Bubbles
  • Dark Mode
  • Accent colours
  • Foldable phone support