What would you identify Android Q? Google says this one’s ‘onerous’


Google launched Android Q’s third beta earlier this week at Google I/O, its annual developer convention, however we’re no nearer to understanding Google’s plans for its full identify. Since 2009, Google has traditionally named its working programs after desserts (Android 1.5 Cupcake), however there aren’t many candy treats beginning with Q. Even Wikipedia is at a loss.

“We’re superexcited concerning the desserts,” Sameer Samat, stated Google’s vp of product administration for Android and Play. “On the similar time, Q is a tough letter. However we’re it.”

Naming Google’s cell OS after desserts could not seem to be a giant deal, but it surely performs into Google’s picture. Adopting a lighthearted naming conference was a technique for Google to outline its then-new OS. In contrast with the stodgy naming conventions of Microsoft’s Home windows Cellphone and Home windows Cell software program and even Apple’s simple method, Google’s embrace of desserts signaled that the corporate is enjoyable, and that telephones are for everybody, not simply geeks who cannot get sufficient of software program versioning. 


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Through the years, some Android dessert names had been straightforward to get your head round, like Android 2.2 Froyo, however others have been more durable 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. 

Google would not sometimes announce the ultimate identify of its subsequent Android working system till nearer to its launch. Final yr, that announcement for Android Pie occurred 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.

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Initially posted Could 7, 5:38 p.m. PT.


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