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.[…]
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.
Not exactly a hugely important bit of news or anything, but there you have it – the dessert names are no more.
Yes they were pushing it. Even though Kit Kat was okay, I remember community wanting “Key Lime Pie”, and the last one “Pie” was not as good. So given there is really no well known dessert name that starts with Q, it might be right time to switch.
Found these on wikipedia:
Except for Qurabiya, which I would spell as “Kurabiye”, there seems to be none that I know of.
The general audience that pays for the bill doesn’t understand our private nerdy naming convention, let’s sort it out with a more conventional alternative for these simple mortals. Android 10.
No, Android 10 is neither Windows 10 nor macOS 10. Or iOS 10. And it works only on Samsung 10, not iPhone 10. No confusion possible.
Will it change ? Perhaps we’ll call it Android X.
X which stands for “XoXo cupcakes”.
Got it ?