Google today announced major changes for Android brand to make it more inclusive and accessible. The feedback showed these names could be confusing for Android's global community.
For instance, L and R don't have a distinguishable pronunciation in some languages. For example, Android KitKat doesn't immediately strike the version people are talking about.
The non-numerical names also made it hard for new users to figure out if they were on the latest iteration of the software.
You can find out more details about the new Android 10 OS over at Google at the link below, it is expected to launch some time in the next few months.
The latest operating system now known as Android Q has been in public beta since March.
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The reason behind the big change is that Android is a global operating system. Aude Gandon, global brand director for Android describes the new logo as having a "more modern" wordmark.
The news was confirmed by Android Product Management VP, Sameer Samat who wrote in a Google blog post saying "Android Q is Android 10". The figure's head will permanently appear alongside the Android name itself and its color has been updated slightly.
A "Digital Wellbeing" dashboard lets users customize notifications and set time limits for usage of select apps. The lettering is changing from green to black, and the famous Android robot is now a part of the logo. The company explained that Android versions' name, based on desserts, were not very clear for many.
Although Apple will release iOS 13 this year, Android was released just over a year after the original iPhone, but several of its updates were considered incremental to the Version 4.0 rather than standalone releases. Until then, tell us whether you're happy that Google gave up its dessert obsession or not down in the comments section.
As part of this rebrand and new direction, Android's logo has been simplified too, but thankfully not so drastically that we don't still recognise what it is.