Android 10 is not merely the first Android iteration to bear a two-digit model number; it is also the first (since 1.0 and 1.1) that does not include an official dessert name hooked to it. With the upcoming OS, Google has decided to solely rely on numbers to cut back potential confusion because of customers with entirely different cultural backgrounds all over the world. That does not imply the company would not have a candy name up to its sleeve, though. Throughout an All About Android podcast, two Googlers revealed that they might’ve referred to as Android 10 Queen Cake externally and are calling it Quince Tart internally – with the former already leaked to the public before.

Within the podcast, VP of Android engineering Dave Burke and software program engineer Dan Sandler speak in regards to the Android brand and the way it did not come about with a “huge quantity of thought” – as an alternative; they created it with “the minimum they could to get started.” Till now, branding has only ever been an afterthought, so with Android 10, the staff determined to start again with a new logo whereas omitting the US-centric dessert names.

In reality, we have heard of Queen Cake before – David Ruddock reported it as the internal name. You can color us surprised after we discovered that Queen Cake would’ve really been the official name, so Quince Tart is the one who’s new. Both way, each is somewhat unknown sweets even within the US.

Whereas it is a bummer that we can’t look forward to attention-grabbing names for Android anymore, cutting the custom off with version 10 is a practical move. Additional down the alphabet, Google would’ve inevitably run into issues, and rethinking the convention with a milestone number is better than merely letting it trail off with some Android 17, missing a fitting dessert title for it.