Android Q Officially Named As Android 10 :End Of The Naming Era

The next major update to the Android mobile OS is nearly here. And perhaps the biggest change it’ll bring is a new naming convention.


  • The official name of Android Q is now here.
  • Google announced that new Android version or Android Q will be officially known as Android 10.
  • Until now, Google named previous Android versions before desserts.

google announces Android Q at I/O event this year. During the announcement, Google announced some features of Android Q but didn’t confirm the official name of the new Android version. After a long wait, the official name of Android Q is now here. On Thursday, Google announced that the new Android version or Android Q will be officially known as Android 10. Yes, for Android Q Google changes its naming strategy. This surprises many.

After more than a decade in the pipeline of putting out rather ‘sweet flavors’ of its android OS, Google broke tradition with its upcoming mobile OS by simply naming it Android 10.

There have been 17 mobile versions of Android with 13 being named after desserts.

“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,” The company noted in its official blog post.

Alongside the new name is an updated logo for Android, one that Aude Gandon, global brand director for Android, says has a “more modern” wordmark. Importantly, it will always include the little green robot. “The robot is what makes Android special. It makes it human, fun, and approachable,” Gandon says.

Here’s the look of the new logo:

Android Q

As for what the Q in Android Q actually stands for, Google will never publicly say. However, Samat did hint that it came up in our conversation about the new naming scheme. A lot of Qs were tossed around, but my money is on Quince. While the official name of Android will just be Android 10, that isn’t stopping the Android team from creating internal codenames in alphabetical order. Samat tells me that Google’s engineers have already chosen the word they’ll use internally for Android R.

Would anyone like some Rabri?


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