One of the defining features of Android is Google’s playful take on the naming schemes for the different versions of the software, where with every release, Google chooses to name the update after a dessert in alphabetical order. This year, which is version 10 and is known as Android Q, Google has yet to officially reveal what the update will be called.
After all, there aren’t that many mainstream and obvious desserts starting with the letter “Q”, right? Turns out, for Android 10, Google has decided that they will be marking the end of an era by dropping the use of dessert names completely, and where 2019’s version of Android will simply be known as Android 10.
Members of a special panel considering the name of a new imperial era had six choices before them, three of which were rooted in ancient Japanese texts.
Despite the lack of official disclosure on the number of candidate names or what they were, several government sources revealed April 1 that six in total were presented.
A medical school in Tokyo that recently admitted to rigging entrance exams to discriminate against women has approved its first female president.
Board members of Tokyo Medical University on Tuesday chose Professor Yukiko Hayashi as the school's new president. She will officially assume the post on October 1st.
Nagasaki has begun the annual task of adding new names to the register of victims of the 1945 atomic bombing. The work started at the city hall on Monday.
Nagasaki has been registering the names since 1968 to mourn the dead and to ensure that future generations remember the huge losses inflicted by the nuclear bombing.