Android 13 Has an Internal Dessert Name That Starts With T, Find Out

Android 12 is said to have been named Snow Cone, but Google stopped using dessert names for Android publicly since Android 10.

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Google may have stopped using dessert names for its Android platform publicly, but the company still uses these names internally. And it seems Android 13’s dessert name is Tiramisu, according to Mishaal Rahman, editor of XDA, who found the name in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) source code. It’s unlikely that the name will show up in public, or that Google will use the name as the primary branding for the next version of Android, which comes next year, but it’s still interesting that the dessert names remain. Google moved to the number-based naming system with Android 10, two years ago, and had announced Android 12 earlier this year.

For the uninitiated, the names of Android versions progressed in alphabetical order. Android 12, which is supposed to follow the ‘S’ moniker, is said to have been named Snow Cone internally. Google started the dessert based nomenclature from the letter ‘C’, with Android 1.5, and continued doing so till Android 9.0, which was called Pie. Here are all the Android names we know so far.

Android 1.5: Cupcake

Android 1.6: Donut

Android 2.0: Eclair

Android 2.2: Froyo (Frozen Yogurt)

Android 2.3: Gingerbread

Android 3.0: Honeycomb

Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich

Android 4.1: Jelly Bean

Android 5.0: Lollipop

Android 6.0: Marshmallow

Android 7.0: Nougat

Android 8.0: Oreo

Android 9.0: Pie

While some expected Google to pursue brand partnerships, when it used the names KitKat and Oreo, the company seems to have abandoned the nomenclature forever. The company stopped using the names with Android Q, which was instead called Android 10. While some had suggested the name Quiche for that version of the platform, Google perhaps found it too difficult to change the name.

“As a global operating system, it’s important that these names are clear and relatable for everyone in the world. So, this next release of Android will simply use the version number and be called Android 10. We think this change helps make release names simpler and more intuitive for our global community. And while there were many tempting ‘Q’ desserts out there, we think that at version 10 and 2.5 billion active devices, it was time to make this change,” the company said in a statement at the time.

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