Google has decided to ditch desert namings for its new operating system for the latest version of the mobile operating system, Android.
Like always there was speculation about some food stuff that the company. However, this time the company shocked it’s users by changing the way they name their releases.
In its justification Google said:
“First, we’re changing the way we name our releases. Our engineering team has always used internal code names for each version, based off of tasty treats, or desserts, in alphabetical order. This naming tradition has become a fun part of the release each year externally, too. But we’ve heard feedback over the years that the names weren’t always understood by everyone in the global community.
For example, L and R are not distinguishable when spoken in some languages. So when some people heard us say Android Lollipop out loud, it wasn’t intuitively clear that it referred to the version after KitKat. It’s even harder for new Android users, who are unfamiliar with the naming convention, to understand if their phone is running the latest version. We also know that pies are not a dessert in some places, and that marshmallows, while delicious, are not a popular treat in many parts of the world.
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. And while there were many tempting “Q” desserts out there, we think that at version 10 and 2.5 billion active devices, it was time to make this change.”
And the other interesting bit was that Google also decided to run a makeover for its Android brand. They twerked the text from Android Green to black. “It’s a small change, but we found the green was hard to read, especially for people with visual impairments,” the company wrote. “The logo is often paired with colors that can make it hard to see—so we came up with a new set of color combinations that improve contrast.”
Source : Various