In the past, when Google released a new version of Android, it also unveiled a dessert name associated with it. However, with Android 10, (officially, Android Q), Google has ended this tradition.
But as the XDA site notes, internally, Google still assigns a dessert name to new versions of its operating system. Thus, the code name of Android Q was Quince Tart. Android 11 was Red Velvet Cake. Android 12 would be Snow Cone. And as for Android 13, which will be released next year, its codename would be Tiramisu.
Recently, Google released a new beta of Android 12, and while digging through the operating system’s code, looking for new features, XDA reportedly discovered something that indicates the firm decided to use the dessert name Tiramisu to refer to Android 13.
Since Google has ended the tradition of dessert names, they’re no longer being officially introduced. Thus, Android 13 should simply be called Android 13. Nevertheless, internally, and in the Android code, Google employees can refer to this release by using the codename Tiramisu.
Android 12: an official release expected this second half of the year
Of course, for the moment, the media is focusing more on Android 12. As a reminder, this is one of the most important updates of the operating system, since it will allow users to enjoy a redesign of the graphical interface. Apart from that, Google has also developed new privacy features.
Google started preview testing of Android 12 in the month of February. Then, in May, the firm launched the beta, which is more stable and compatible with more devices. After the release of the beta of this month of July, Google should release another one in August. With this last beta, the operating system should be close to stability, before the release of the final version (for the moment, no date has been announced.
Unfortunately, although the official release of Android 12 is scheduled for this second half of the year, users of many Android-based models will have to be patient before they can use this version of the OS. Indeed, unless you’re using a Google Pixel smartphone, Android updates are often slow to roll out.
Nevertheless, every year, Google announces new efforts to facilitate this deployment. For example, in December 2020, the firm announced a collaboration with Qualcomm to make it easier to roll out updates to smartphones using Snapdragon chips.
How? Essentially, when a manufacturer wants to update the operating system of its smartphone, it will no longer have to modify the part of the software that is specific to Snapdragon chips.