Android Q to be called Android 10 as Google abandons dessert-based names

22 August 2019
Also introduces a new wordmark and logo for the Android brand.

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GAMIRSFM, 22 Aug 2019Let me guess, is a Samsung Galaxy S3 or any mid range like Grand... moreMost Galaxy S3 got stuck on Android 4.3 officially. Only the AT&T version and Custom ROMs can get Android 4.4
Galaxy Ace never got Android 4. It's stuck in Android 2.3.7
OP responded and yes it's a Galaxy Young 2 because the first Young also never got Android 4 iirc

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 23 Aug 2019The dessert naming scheme is what made Android sort of stand out... moreAll depends on how they number them , android 42 and 3/4
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Nick, 22 Aug 2019 I guess they've changed it because there's no dessert starting... moreQuesito

Reifer15, 22 Aug 2019I'm sad they stop the dessert names, because I was looking forwa... moreGoogle doesn't care about your name.

Reifer15, 22 Aug 2019I'm sad they stop the dessert names, because I was looking forwa... moreMe too! It was fun guessing what dessert will be used for the next Android release and my first name starts with an R as well!

  • Anonymous

Cant wait to see how big improvement? lately update not bring much improvement

  • Anonymous

Oh man....I was ready to eat Quaker cookies! LOL!

Anonymous, 23 Aug 2019The dessert naming scheme is what made Android sort of stand out... moreWhat should android be stand out for? They've achieved it. There's only 2 mobile OS that most people recognize right now. It's just iOS and Android.

  • Anonymous

The dessert naming scheme is what made Android sort of stand out from the crowd. When Apple was doing the straightforward yet plain numerical OS naming scheme, Google was naming their OS revisions after desserts. Google going with numeric naming scheme isn't necessarily a bad thing, it just doesn't make Android stand out on the surface anymore.

  • Anonymous

I am glad Google stopped with many version of same android.
Making X.0, X.0.1, X.1.1 was very bad idea.
When companies received 7.0 to work with google already brought 7.1 ...
With just 9.0, 10.0 , 11.0 etc, it is much easier for OEMs to update.

  • Nick

I guess they've changed it because there's no dessert starting with letter Q lol. I guess QueQuember will be fine.

I'm sad they stop the dessert names, because I was looking forward to see what they would have used for R. My name start with R and it would have be nice to see what they choose, and it was just one year away!

Anonymous, 22 Aug 2019Well, in some countries, most people don't even know what a Mars... moreI completely agree. There are no marshmallows in my language ☺, and I have not seen one 🙄.

NipponFan, 22 Aug 2019Google needs to be dismantled The people who thought this was a good idea must be dismantled as well, limb from limb

I cannot express enough how extremely disappointed I am with Google for pulling off such an absurd move. They have single handedly removed one of their most defining identities
I also have never seen Froyo or Eclair in my life. I have no idea what Nougat is only after it was announced. Saying that not all know the desert names is a week and stupid excuse. It actually brings diversity since people are introduced to the deserts of the world
Now it's generic, boring, stale, soulless, unlike what Android is about. It's personality is about being able to cater to everyone, from the minimalist to the enthusiast to the power user. As their motto before, "Be together, not the same"
Kind of ironic that they are becoming more and more the same as Apple and this movie is obviously influenced by Apple. Google wanna be like Apple now and that's sad

No why, those names created awarness of lesser known desserts around the world

I understand that dropping the dessert based names makes the brand sound more professional and all but it also takes away from their individuality. The naming scheme is one of the things that made android unique, if the only one left these days.

After all these years, all Android has left is that's a less secure version of IOS. If I was Huawei I would definitely try to exploit this with HarmonyOS.

  • Anonymous

Cool move. We don't need any desert name at all. iOS and Windows are without names and all is good and simple. I love Android for phones and Windows for computers and iOS for tablets. Keep improving Google. Just make Android faster and more stable. Design and logo and etc etc are less important.

Cyberchum, 22 Aug 20194.4, jellybean? And here I was thinking that 4.4 was KitKat. Oh my! 4.2 Is jellybean then 4.4 is Kitkat

  • Anonymous

Unless more open means I'm able to turn off background data gathering completely without rooting and possibly bricking my device then thanks, but no thanks.