Google has announced that it is discontinuing the Android code names which were used internally for the Android versions, citing user confusion, and branding the next versions of Android with just the version number.
So the next version that was to be called Android Q will not be just called Android 10.
Google has been naming every version of its Android software on a desert in alphabetical order. After Android 9 for Android Pie, it was being guessed what would be the name of the next version.
Now with the announcement of Android q the names of Android updates will no longer be named after desserts. In fact, there would be no names at all.
In the last 10 years, Android has grown to power billions of devices. As of June 2019, it has got 86.7% market share, according to idc.com.
The market share for the Android operating system in 2017 was 80 5.1%.
This graph from statista.com will give you an idea about the exponential growth of Android since 2009.
Many people who have been introduced to Android system in the later stages have no idea about the naming system of Android, which created confusion as to which one is the latest version, and this is part of the reason of the Android fragmentation.
There is another graph from StatCounter that shows the market share of Android-based on the Android versions and can be clearly seen that only 22.5 6% of the people are currently on the latest version of Android.
Google has taken a lot of steps in making sure that the users are able to enjoy the latest features introduced in Android, and scrapping of the naming system, using dessert names is perhaps one of them.
Either it makes more sense to the Android versions with just the numbers because the deserts used for the naming of Android version equally popular worldwide.
Like the Marshmallow, which I never like to, are the Ice Cream Sandwich.
While we are at it check out this article to learn the exciting features introduced in Android 10.