Google reveals an interesting bit of information about 2023’s Android 14

We’re heard some rumors about Android 13 and next month, when Google I / O 2022 launches on Wednesday, May 11, we were to see a presentation made about the next Android build, which is internally known as “Tiramisu.” Google assigned a dessert name to each version of Android starting with Android 1.5, which was given the dessert name Cupcake in April 2009.

Android 14’s internal dessert code name is revealed by AOSP

This practice continued when the next version of Android, released on September 15, 2009, was given the dessert name Donut. Every year until Android 10, Google assigned a dessert name to the latest Android build in alphabetical order, and it became the official name of that year’s build. Just saying and reading these names should bring back waves of nostalgia. Hearing the name of Cupcake evoked memories of a story this author wrote in March 2009 about Android gets a virtual QWERTY in the Android Cupcake update.

A major production was made each year when a statue representing the latest official Android version would be placed in Googleplex at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. Recently, these statues were removed from the garden where they had been placed. Some hope Google just wanted to restore them before putting them out to Google I / O.
We will provide a complete list of dessert names shortly. But we would like to point out that Google a few times teamed up with a candy company to use a well-known product like Android’s official name. 2013’s update to Android KitKat included a promotional flash involving the popular chocolate bar, and the world-famous Oreo cookie was used with Android 8 and Android 8.1 in 2017.

Android started using the numeric release number as Android’s official release name in 2019 with Android 10. That year, the dessert name had to start with the letter “Q”, which made things quite difficult to say the least. Google apparently took this as a sign of ending the practice, even though Google’s Android 10 was called “Quince Tart.”

Google reveals the internal dessert name for Android 14

Google continues to use numbers for the official Android release names with dessert names used only by Googlers in the company. For example, Android 11 and Android 12 are known at headquarters as Red Velvet Cake and Snow Cone, respectively. A mention of the Tiramisu codename for Android 13 was found on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) website.
Only in 2023 will Android 14 have the internal dessert name Upside Down Cake. An image of the AOSP website revealing the name was submitted by 9to5Google. And with the letters U, V, W, X, Y, Z left for Android 15-Android 20, Google’s clearest minds will have to work on finding the appropriate dessert code names in the near future.

Here is the list of Android dessert code names that we promised:

  • Android Cupcake 1.5.
  • Android Donut 1.6.
  • Android Eclair 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 12L (internal Snow Cone v2).
  • Android 13 (internal Tiramisu).
  • Android 14 (internal cake upside down).

Personally, the dessert names that bring back the most memories for this author are Eclair, Froyo and Gingerbread. Froyo and Gingerbread were the Android buildings that powered many of the best Android phones of the time, such as the Motorola DROID, Nexus One, HTC Droid Incredible, Motorola DROID X (which was the phone that your really drooling over at the time), LG Revolution and Samsung Nexus S.

Of course, all of these handsets are bad compared to today’s smartphones, but at the time, they all seemed amazing.