Before Google adopted the boring digital BOM for its annual Android releases, it stood out from the set – out of three – giving its annual OS updates “sweet” names such as Pie, Kit Kat, Oreo and more.
The practice began in 2009 with the release of Android 1.5 or Android Cupcake. Since then, versions of Google for Android have had the names of popular sweets in alphabetical order. For the first few years, Google’s release schedule was mixed, with new releases – with new names – coming out every few months. Eight major versions of Android were released over a 40-month period from April 2009 to July 2012, before entering the annual cycle.
That all stopped in 2019 with the release of Android 10. Since then, Google has kept up with the figures for its annual releases, but it seems that someone at Google loves sweets, as the practice … use internal code names based on desserts for Android in development continues. Android 10 was called Quince Tart, Android 11 was called “Red Velvet Cake”, Android 12 was codenamed “Snow Cone”, and Android 13, which will be presented tomorrow at the Google I / O conference in Mountain View, California, was nicknamed . “Tiramisu”.
Google is still giving its customers Android “Tiramisu” – as it will undoubtedly be popularly called, but reports suggest that the technology giant has already begun preparing the next sweet version of its operating system. Or at least someone from Google already has a name for it.
According to 9to5Google, the eagle watcher noticed the name “Upside Down Cake” in the code base of Android 14 (or Android U, if you like). An inverted cake is exactly what it sounds like – an inverted cake. Now I can’t cook to save my life, so I had to look for a method on the Internet. According to the well-known Internet, an inverted cake is baked “in one pan, stuffed on the bottom of the pan. After removing from the oven, the finished mixture is turned upside down and laid out on a serving platter, served “right side up”.
It seems that Google’s coder not only loves sweets, but also has a sense of humor – returning to digital editions, Google has changed its name scheme.
Dessert-based versions of Android to date
|2.2||Froyo (frozen yogurt)||May 2010|
|4.0||ice cream sandwich||October 2011|
|4.4||Cat Cat||October 2013|
|7.0||Almond cake||August 2016|
|10||Code name Quince Tart||September 2019|
|11||Code name Red velvet cake||September 2020|
|12||Code name Snow Cone||October 2021|
|thirteen||Code name Tiramisu||Later in 2022|
The release date of Android 13 “Tiramisu” is expected to be announced tomorrow at the Google I / O conference, which will take place from August to October this year. As has happened every year since the debut of the Pixel line in 2016, Google smartphones will be the first to receive Android 13, followed by other manufacturers in the next few months. Google has already published a list of relevant Pixel smartphones – Pixel 4, 4 XL, 4a, 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
The flagship smartphones released in 2021 by Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo and Vivo will receive the latest version of Android, and Chinese smartphone makers Xiaomi, its brand Redmi and POCO have also published a list of their smartphones suitable for Android 13.