We’ve heard rumors about Android 13 and next month, when Google I/O 2022 kicks off on Wednesday, May 11, we should see a presentation of the next version of Android, known internally as “Tiramisu”. .
Google assigned a dessert name to every version of Android starting with Android 1.5 which was given the dessert name Cupcake in April 2009.
This practice continued with the next version of Android, released on September 15, 2009, which was given the dessert name Donut. Every year until Android 10, Google gave the latest version of Android a dessert name in alphabetical order, which became the official name for the release of the year. Just saying and reading these names should send up waves of nostalgia.
- Android Cupcake 1.5
- Android Donut 1.6
- Android Lightning 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1
- Android Froyo 2.2-2.2.3
- Android Gingerbread 2.3-2.3.2, 2.3.3-2.3.7
- Android Honeycomb 3.0, 3.1, 3.2-3.26
- Android Ice Cream Sandwich Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 – 4.0.2, 4.0.3 – 4.0.4
- Android Jelly Bean Jelly Bean 4.1 – 4.1.2, 4.2 – 4.2.2, 4.3 – 4.3.1
- Android KitKat Key Lime Pie 4.4 – 4.4.4
- Android Lollipop 5.0 – 5.0.2, 5.1 – 5.1.1
- Android Marshmallow 6.0 – 6.0.1
- Android Nougat 7.0, 7.1 – 7.1.2
- Android Oreo 8.0, 8.1
- Android Pie 9
- Android 10 (internal Quince Tart)
- Android 11 (internal Red Velvet Cake)
- Android 12 (internal Snow Cone)
- Android 12 L (internal Snow Cone v2)
- Android 13 (internal Tiramisu)
- Android 14 (internal Upside Down Cake)
It is worth remembering that on several occasions Google has partnered with a confectionery company to use a well-known product as the official name of Android. In 2013, the Android KitKat update resulted in a promotional focus involving the famous candy bar, and the world-famous Oreo cookie was used with Android 8 and Android 8.1 in 2017.
Upside Down Cake
Google continues to use numbers for official Android version names, with dessert names only used by Googlers inside the company. A mention of the codename Tiramisu for Android 13 was spotted on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) website.
Android 14, slated for release no earlier than 2023, was recently given the internal dessert name of Upside Down Cake. An image of the AOSP site revealing the name was posted by 9to5Google. And with the letters U, V, W, X, Y, Z remaining for Android 15 through Android 20, Google’s brightest minds will have to work to find the appropriate dessert codenames for the near future.