Android gets a more modern and accessible look

    Android 10 announced as Google drops dessert inspired naming scheme.

    Google had just announced major changes for its Android brand to make it more inclusive and accessible to everyone.

     

    First, Google is introducing a new Android logo with a more modern and accessible look. the new logo features the Android robot and “Android” text in black color. Google changed the text color from green to black as the green color was hard to read for visually impaired.

    Second, Google is also changing the naming convention of the Android OS. instead of naming Android based on tasty treats, or desserts, in alphabetical order, Android will switch to version numbers, just like Windows and iOS. Based on this change, the upcoming release of Android will be called Android 10.

    Google Android New Logo

    “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. It’s even harder for new Android users, who are unfamiliar with the naming convention, to understand if their phone is running the latest version. We also know that pies are not a dessert in some places, and that marshmallows, while delicious, are not a popular treat in many parts of the world.” Source: Google

    Google will start using the new logo in the coming weeks with the final release of Android 10.