The Android Q is now officially Android 10

by Katherine Crosby
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Android has gone through a lot of modifications since it was introduced in 2008. Starting from Android 1.0 to Android Pie(Android version 9), and the Android Q (Android 10) recently introduced as a beta, many new functions have been added as well as the security level.

Recently, Android Q beta was introduced as the tenth version of this open-source Mobile Operating System and was available for testing on some compatible devices.

From Android Q to Android 10

After a while, Google has finally confirmed that the Android Q will now be officially called Android 10 instead. Over the years, Google has always use code names for its different Android versions.

Google is not only changing the name of the Android Q, but they said they will be changing henceforth the naming of their releases. This change in the naming scheme is to better serve their consumers, and it is based on the feedback they have gotten from them over these years.

Android Q is officially Android 10

According to them, they have heard feedback that the names of Android releases weren’t always understood by everyone in the global community. They went further to explain with the example that “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”.

So, to make thing easily comprehensive for everyone, they have decided their new release instead of being called Android Q will be named after the Android version number - Android 10. This way, the global community should be able to have a good knowledge and understanding about what the release is all about.

Accompanying the naming change is the change in their branding, putting the Android mascot front and centre. The design of the logo draws inspiration from the most recognisable non-human member of the community, the Android robot according to Google. The robot belongs to everyone in the community and has long been a symbol of the fun and curiosity at the heart of Android. 

Android 10, the official name for Android Q

What device is compatible with Android 10?

According to information from TechRadar, HMD Global confirms the Nokia 9 PureViewNokia 8.1 and Nokia 7.1 will all be compatible when Android 10 is out, and many other phones in the company’s stable will be upgraded over the first half of 2020.

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