The company announced Thursday the next version of its mobile operating system will be called Android 10. It is currently a public beta and is expected to appear in the next few months.
Google has long dubbed its Android software after goodies. Following alpha and beta releases, it released Android Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo and Pie.
A Google spokesman said 10 was referring to the Android Q version number, saying it "feels like the right time to do this" change. "
" It's even harder for new Android users who aren't familiar with the naming convention to find out if their phone is running the latest version, "Google's vice president of product management, Sameer wrote in a blog post Samat.
Android currently runs on 2.5 billion active devices, Samat said, "This includes not only Google Pixel phones but Samsung, Nokia and many other brands.
The Android logo has also received a slight update. Android mascot shows only the top of the head, not the full body. face already black, not green.