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Tech & Science What would you name Android Q? Google says this one's 'hard'

14:30  12 may  2019
14:30  12 may  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Adopting a lighthearted naming convention was one way for Google to define its then-new OS. Compared with the stodgy naming conventions of Google doesn't typically announce the final name of its next Android operating system until closer to its release. Last year, that announcement for

Google released Android Q ' s third beta earlier this week at Google I/O, its annual developer conference, but we're no closer to knowing Google ' s plans for its full name . Since 2009, Google has historically named its operating systems after desserts ( Android 1 .5 Cupcake)

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Google released Android Q's third beta earlier this week at Google I/O, its annual developer conference, but we're no closer to knowing Google's plans for its full name. Since 2009, Google has historically named its operating systems after desserts (Android 1.5 Cupcake), but there aren't many sweet treats starting with Q. Even Wikipedia is at a loss.

"We're superexcited about the desserts," Sameer Samat, said Google's vice president of product management for Android and Play. "At the same time, Q is a hard letter. But we're looking at it."

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Google has officially named the next version of Android , which is due to be released this fall: Android 10. Alongside the new name is an updated logo for Android , one that Aude Gandon, global brand director for Android Google ’ s actual reason for switching the naming , he says , isn’t that Q is hard

I for one think Google should drop the desserts next year, because Q is too hard . Android 10 Quiche. It’ s also possible Google will use the landmark number 10 to begin a new naming scheme, similar to what Apple did for macOS versions when it already used every single big cat in the animal

Naming Google's mobile OS after desserts may not seem like a big deal, but it plays into Google's image. Adopting a lighthearted naming convention was one way for Google to define its then-new OS. Compared with the stodgy naming conventions of Microsoft's Windows Phone and Windows Mobile software and even Apple's straightforward approach, Google's embrace of desserts signaled that the company is fun, and that phones are for everyone, not just geeks who can't get enough of software versioning.

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Over the years, some Android dessert names were easy to get your head around, like Android 2.2 Froyo, but others have been harder to swallow, like 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Google has also been known to get around a tricky naming situation by partnering with known brands, as with Android 4.4 KitKat and Android 8.0 Oreo.

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Google says this one ' s ' hard ' (CNET). What Google 's Android Q dark mode means for all your other apps (CNET). Google is finally ready to take on the iPhone and One new addition that should go a long way for device security is that Android 10 now transmits randomized MAC addresses by default.

What will Google name the next iteration of software Android 10 starting with the letter Q ? On Thursday Google announced that new Android version or Android Q will be officially known as From Android 10 onwards, the OS will be named by adding one to the number of the previous

Google doesn't typically announce the final name of its next Android operating system until closer to its release. Last year, that announcement for Android Pie occurred on Aug. 6. If Google follows the same pattern this year, it won't have long to settle on a name before making Android Q official.

I'm putting my money on Quince Jam.

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Originally posted May 7, 5:38 p.m. PT.

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