In the past years, Google always name its operating systems after a gamut of desserts – from cupcake to pie – but something has changed, even as Google announced last Thursday that its next android update will be called Android 10, breaking from a tradition that lasted 10 years.
Google previously named its updates after cupcake, donut, eclair, gingerbread, honeycomb and ice cream sandwich.
Other updates were named after jellybean, KitKat, lollipop, marshmallow, nougat, oreo and pie.
“Our engineering team has always used internal code names for each version, based off of tasty treats, or desserts, in alphabetical order,” Google said in a blog post.
“This naming tradition has become a fun part of the release each year externally, too.
Google said it decided on changing to Android codename because the names weren’t always understood by everyone in the global community. It said its commitments to billions of Android users entail using names that “are 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 said.
The new update will start arriving on smartphones in the coming weeks. However, HMD Global has announced 17 devices that will be getting Android 10.