Android Q’swas on the menu at once I sat down to talk to Sameer Samat, Google’s vice chairman of product administration for Android and Play. So was virtually any subject, it appeared, aside from the longer term identify of , the third beta of which as the corporate kicked off its annual developer convention.
Since Android 1.5 Cupcake launched in 2009, Google has traditionally named its working methods after candy treats. Adopting a lighthearted naming conference was a technique for Google to outline its new OS.Ã‚Â
In comparison with the stodgy naming conventions of Microsoft’s Home windows Telephone and Home windows Cell software program and even Apple’s simple strategy, Google’s embrace of desserts signaled that Google was enjoyable, and that telephones are for everybody, not simply geeks who cannot get sufficient of software program versioning. (For instance, Microsoft really launched an OS referred to as Home windows Telephone 7 Collection earlier than pulling again to “simply” Home windows Telephone 7.)
Through the years, some Android dessert names had been straightforward to get your head round, like Android 2.2 Froyo, however others have been tougher to swallow, like 4.zero Ice Cream Sandwich. Google has additionally been recognized to get round a difficult naming state of affairs by partnering with recognized manufacturers, as with Android 4.Four KitKat and Android 8.zero Oreo.Ã‚Â
However what do you do with Q? Even Wikipedia is at a loss. So I requested.
“We’re superexcited concerning the desserts,” Samat mentioned. “On the identical time, Q is a tough letter. However we’re taking a look at it.”
Google would not usually announce the ultimate identify of its subsequent Android working system till nearer to its launch. Final yr, thatoccurred on Aug. 6. If Google follows the identical sample this yr, it will not have lengthy to decide on a reputation earlier than making Android Q official.
I am placing my cash on Quince Jam.