Android 10 is the official name of Android Q


Google today revealed the official name for Android Q, and it may be different than what you were expecting.

Android 10 is the official name of the Android Q release. Google is abandoning the dessert names it’s used for every Android release up until now, and the company has a reason for it that’s not “We weren’t able to come up with a good ‘Q’ dessert.”

Google says that its Android dessert names weren’t always understood by everyone. “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,” Google explains. The company adds that the dessert nicknames could make it hard for new Android users to understand if they were running the latest version.


To go along with the official Android 10 name, Google is rolling out refreshed Android branding. The updated Android logo features a robot with a slightly different shade of green and black text. There’s a reason for this black text, which is that the green text that was previously used could be hard to read, especially for people with visual impairments.

So there you have it, the official Android 10 name and a new Android logo. Unfortunately, we still have to wait a bit longer for the final Android 10 release. Google has said that that’s coming in Q3, though, so we should see it soon.

Source: Google

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  • Jason Caprio

    Been running Android 10 (Q) beta for a while on my Pixel 2 XL. I absolutely love it. Amazing performance and battery life and loving the system-wide dark mode.

    • Jay Holm

      Does the system wide dark mode truly work, uniformly?

      • Jason Caprio

        Not perfectly. It’s mainly for the system menus, notifications, etc. Individual apps need their own dark mode.

        • Jay Holm

          Well developers need to get on it! Heck even Chrome doesn’t have a dark mode…

        • kanakamaoli

          Chrome has a dark mode bro

  • npaladin2000

    I guess it makes sense. Besides, that brings it into parity with Windows 10 and Max OSX, by implication putting it on the same footing as any other client OS.

  • Deadeye37

    I liked the dessert names. Oh well…

  • MisterListerSir

    When they went from Android Oreo to Android 9 Pie, the writing was already on the wall. This was going to happen.

    No big loss.

  • Red

    We have to incluuuuuuude everyone.


    Why not Android Qatayef? Actually, I know why, but wouldn’t it have been a great opportunity to help make people more aware of different cultures?

  • OnePlus6t IsBoss

    Boring news day for sure.

  • SirStephenH

    So basically the reasoning is that all adults don’t have a proper understanding of the alphabet? Lame.

    By doing this Google also does away with the drawn out excitement around naming and it might see a noticable drop in enthusiasm around Android devices as a result.

    • mask0425x

      Uhmmm, they are talking about people speaking OTHER languages in OTHER countries (aka FOREIGN, i.e. Asian). Not every country in the world speaks American English as their native tongue… you know!

      I do agree that the dessert names were cool.

      • SirStephenH

        There’s actually a very easy fix for this.

        ‘Android 10: Quindim’

  • MissedCall

    Quince Tart?

    • mask0425x

      Quasi Fat Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae? I got nothing…

    • riverhorse

      And coulda tied it in during July- since it was National LGBQT Month- free, open source, Tutti Frutti for all.