New Google’s Android to be called Android 10
Google has announced that the next version of Android, codenamed Android Q, will be called Android 10. Google introduced design changes to the Android logo. The company also won’t any longer use the alphabetical dessert naming scheme for major Android releases. Google is doing this to make the names more accessible across more markets.
The other changes are affecting the Android logo and mascot. The Android robot has been the company mascot since the very first release. Over the years, the robot changed colors from a yellowish-green to a lemon green and now finally to a bluish-green.
Google states that the change in color is more than just aesthetic. Colorblind people couldn’t see the previous shade of green, and green-red blindness is the most common type of color blindness. By adding more blue to the green, it improves the visibility for those who are unable to see the color properly.
Google also introduced a few other colors that will be used alongside the new Android Green (#3ddc84). These are Blue (#4285f4), Navy (#073042), Orange (#f86734), Chartreuse (#eff7cf) and an unspecified sky blue shade.
The Android robot logo also received an updated design. The text or the wordmark now has a new font, which is more circular and more in line with the android robot’s design. Google will no longer use the whole body of the robot, which means that its head will be the only part that will now be visible in branding.
Like the wordmark, the curvature of the Android robot will also reflect in other aspects of the UI design going forward as it is incorporated in the current Material Design guidelines. The colors discussed earlier will also be featured prominently.
You can expect to see these changes in Android 10 when it releases later this year.