Google recently announced that the next version of the Android platform, internally called Android Q, will be named Android 10. They have also updated the Android logo and introduced a new brand color.
What this means is that they will no longer use the dessert based names in alphabetical order like Pie, Oreo, Nougat, Marshmallow, etc. This was done to avoid confusion as the previous names they have used were not always familiar to everyone around the world.
Aside from the naming convention, Google also refreshed the Android logo and the brand color, giving it a more modern and accessible look. The android robot has been simplified with a new color. The text logo color has also been changed from green to black.
Google will officially start using the refreshed logo in the coming weeks with the final release of Android 10.
Android Dessert Names
For the curious, here are the dessert-based names Google has used for every Android version (the list is from How-to Geek):
- Android 1.5, Cupcake
- Android 1.6, Donut
- Android 2.0-2.1, Eclair
- Android 2.2-2.2.3, Froyo
- Android 2.3-2.3.7, Gingerbread
- Android 3.0-3.2.6, Honeycomb
- Android 4.0-4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich: October 18, 2011 (initial release)
- Android 4.1-4.3.1, Jelly Bean
- Android 4.4-4.4.4, KitKat
- Android 5.0-5.1.1, Lollipop
- Android 6.0-6.0.1, Marshmallow
- Android 7.0-7.1.2, Nougat
- Android 8.0-8.1, Oreo
- Android 9.0, Pie