When Android 13 became the absolute protagonist of the rumors concerning the mobile operating system of the Big G we know that the official code name is “Tiramisu”; however, it is no longer the publicly assigned name. But Why did Google put an end to this cute custom?
True fans of the green robot will remember that, since the first officially released versions, the various versions of Android were identified with nicknames based on sweets from all over the world. We were able to try Android 1.5 “Cupcake”, followed by Donut, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, KitKat, Marshmallow, Oreo and Pie.
However, Android 9.0 “Pie” was the latest iteration to receive the cute nickname, given that in 2019 Google has stopped at a simple but monumental Android 10, without nicknames. The reason is not so much the nature of the nickname, but the alphabetical order. In fact, the most attentive users will have noticed that the operating system has received from Android 1.5 onwards nicknames of sweets that follow each other in the alphabet.
Once we got to the “Q” of Android 10, however, the developer team struggled to find a sweet with this initial: internal proposals such as “Queens Cake” and “Quindim” were rejected due to low popularity of such desserts, impossible to translate into other languages. At the end of the day, Google wanted a name that was easy to understand in all regions of the world, and the result was “Android 10”, formally abandoning the nice tradition.
Behind the scenes, though, Google is still having fun: Android 10 internal codename was eventually Quince Tart, followed by Android 11 “Red Velvet Cake”, Android 12 “Snow Cone” and Android 13 “Tiramisu”. For this reason we already know that Android 14 will have a sweet with “U” as the initial letter, but what will it be? We just have to wait for the verdict of Google.