Android 10 is the official name for Android Q
Tech giant Google disclosed Thursday that it will be dumping the sweet names of its mobile operating system, formerly called Android Q, and will simply be replaced by Android 10.
Sameer Samat, vice president of product management for Android, wrote in a blog post. “As a global operating system, it’s important that these names are clear and relatable for everyone in the world. So, this next release of Android will simply use the version number and be called Android 10.” “We think this change helps make release names simpler and more intuitive for our global community.”
As part of this novel idea, Google is also updating its Android logo, opting for a “more modern, accessible look.”
It’s not yet clear when the new software will be available, but the new logo will be pushed out in the “coming weeks with the final release of Android 10.”
The company has had a tradition of naming its phones after something sweet, such as Pie, Oreo, Nougat, and Marshmallow.
In March, the tech behemoth issued the first and showed more features at its yearly I/O developer conference in May.
One of the company’s important selling points for Android 10 is a new tactic to keeping personal information isolated. The new confidentiality features come in the form of more coarse location controls and a devoted privacy section in the settings app.
Android 10 will also support foldable screens, quicker app unveilings and full-on gesture navigation.
A host of organizations have been working with Google through the beta process to ready their devices for the new update. As well as Google’s line of Pixel phones, OnePlus (6 through 7 Pro), LG (G8) and Huawei (Mate 20 Pro) are among the many organizations with devices already certified for the 10 beta program.