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Android Q to be renamed as Android 10: Google

Google has renamed Android Q to Android 10 and also changed the Android logo from green to black, its full release will be available later this year.

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From the past 10 years, Android operating system that started small is now available on a wide number of devices and has created a thriving community of manufacturers and developers that reach a global audience with their devices and apps. Android is not only used in smartphone but is also used in tablets, cars, watches, TVs – with over 2.5 billion active devices around the world. Moving forward, Google has decided to change the names of upcoming Android releases.

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Android Q is Android 10

According to Google, its engineering team has mostly used internal code names for each version which are generally based on tasty treats, or desserts (such as Lollipop, Kitkat, Oreo) in alphabetical order. But, according to a feedback received from the global community that said names weren’t always understood by everyone. For instance, L and R can’t be differentiated when they are referenced in some languages.

People couldn’t distinguish whether Lollipop came after Kitkat version and its sometime even harder for new users who are not familiar with the naming convention to check whether their phone is running the latest version or not.

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For Android, which is now a global operating system, Google believes it’s important that names of its releases should be clear and relatable for everyone in the world. So, this next release of Android will simply use the version number and be called Android 10.

Google has also changed the Android logo from green to black. While the full release of Android Q will be available later this year, Google at its I/O conference previewed features including dark mode and improved gestures. There is also a new accessibility option called Live Caption that will make content more accessible to over 466 million deaf and hard of hearing people around the world.

With a single tap, Live Caption will automatically caption media that’s playing audio on your phone. Live Caption works with videos, podcasts and audio messages, across any app—even stuff you record yourself. As soon as speech is detected, captions will appear, without ever needing Wi-fi or cell phone data, and without any audio or captions leaving your phone.

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