This may be the dessert-themed code name for Android 14 “U”

Android 13 is due for its first beta release one day now, but that does not mean that all Google engineers are focusing solely on it. Other platform versions are still being worked on, and some of the first commitments regarding Android 14 have appeared on Android Gerrit. These commitments refer to the next Android version along with a code name and that code name is “Upside Down Cake”.

Android 14 Upside Down Cake codename

For context, Google used to name Android versions with a dessert name, and the tradition was maintained for a solid decade, with each version rising along with the alphabet. When Android 10 was launched, however, Google decided to offset the tradition and renamed Android versions to mere numbers instead. However, these dessert code names are still used internally. Android 12 was Snow Cone, Android 13 is Tiramisu, and it looks like Android 14 is “Upside Down Cake”.

These commits are the first mentions of the internal code name for the next version of Android. To be clear, the next version of Android will be publicly referred to as “Android 14”, apart from any surprising branding changes from Google.

These have been the dessert names (internal or public) for all Android versions so far:

  1. Android 1.5: Cupcake
  2. Android 1.6: Donut
  3. Android 2.0: Eclair
  4. Android 2.2: Froyo
  5. Android 2.3: Gingerbread
  6. Android 3.0: Honeycomb
  7. Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich
  8. Android 4.1: Jelly Bean
  9. Android 4.4: KitKat
  10. Android 5.0: Lollipop
  11. Android 6.0: Marshmallow
  12. Android 7.0: Nougat
  13. Android 8.0: Oreo
  14. Android 9: Pie
  15. Android 10: Quince Tart
  16. Android 11: Red Velvet Cake
  17. Android 12: Snow Cone
  18. Android 12L: Snow Cone v2
  19. Android 13: Tiramisu
  20. Android 14: Cake upside down

For those who do not know, an “Upside Down Cake” is actually a thing, even though it is a bit of a niche cake and is a testament to how few cakes there are that start with “U”. It is a cake baked upside down in a pan where toppings (often sliced ​​fruit like apple or pineapple) are placed in the bottom of the pan. The dough is then poured over the toppings and it is put in the oven and baked.

Source: Android Gerrit

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