Microsoft has confirmed the release of Windows 10 operating system for smartphones and computers. According to Microsoft OS team's chief designer Albert Shum's latest blog post, the all new Windows 10 includes many new features and options including new menu icon, Outlook Mail and Calendar, Project Spartan and Task Switching to name a few.
Surprisingly, the new menu that will purport to be the cheese on the pizza has been named Hamburger. The hamburger icon and menu has been designed by the Xerox Star famed Norm Cox. We believe the new drop down menu would be a great addition in the upcoming operating system.
But the name of the new menu left us wondering why Microsoft named its key feature after a food item. Is it Google's naming fundamental behind the Android version names? Contextually, Google names every Android operating system after a food's name -- Cupcake (Version 1.5), Donut (V 1.6), Eclair (V2.0-2.1), Froyo (V2.2- 2.2.3), Gingerbread (2.3-2.3.7), Honeycomb (V3.0-3.2.6), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0-4.0.4), Jelly Bean (4.1-4.3.1), Kitkat (4.4-4.4.4) and Lollipop (5.0-5.1.1). Recent reports suggest that the upcoming version Android 6.0 will carry a codename of M which could be 'Muffin' or 'Milk Shake', 'Milky Bar', 'Mud Cake' or something else.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has also announced that iOS and Android app developers would now be able to port their apps into the latest Windows build. With this, the upcoming Windows Mobile OS will be able to offer similar number of apps to the Windows smartphone users.
Recently, Microsoft also signed a contract with Android developer Cyanogen so that Microsoft apps can be featured on future Cyanogen updates.