Google Announces Android Q's Full Name is Android 10, and That's Supremely Boring

By Tom Pritchard on at

Pretty much since its third iteration, the different versions of Android have been named after some sort of sweet treat. Oreos, Pie, Jelly Beans, Honeycomb, and so on. But Android Q posed a problem, because there aren't many desserts that start with Q. But instead of picking some obscure sweet thing we may not have here, it's done the boring thing instead.

Everyone, welcome Android Q's final form: Android 10.

We could have had Quince, Quality Street, QueijadinhaQurabiyaQuindimQuesitoQuetschentaart. Hell I'd even have gone for Quorn or quiche. But not, it's just Android 10. Boring rubbish Android 10, which does basically nothing to differentiate it from iOS, Windows, MacOS, or all the other operating systems that have been sticking with numbers-only names.

Apparently this is the start of Google's new way of naming Android versions. The boring way, because apparently Google "heard feedback over the years that the names weren’t always understood by everyone in the global community."

Uh huh. Or in other words people wouldn't understand all the Q things, because they're uncultured and unwilling to learn about other tasty desserts. Or that's how I'm reading it. But Google says this:

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.

Thank Google. Ya boring.

Oh and there's anew logo, which looks like this. I guess it's ok.