Google reveals interesting information about Android 14 for 2023

We have heard some rumors about Android 13 and next month, when Google I/O 2022 kicks off on Wednesday, May 11th, we’re supposed to see a presentation on the next Android release known internally as “Tiramisu”. Google assigned a candy name to each Android version starting with Android 1.5 which was given the candy name Cupcake in April 2009.

Android 14 internal candy code name revealed by AOSP

This practice continued as the next version of Android, released on September 15, 2009, was given the name Donut dessert. every year until Android 10, Google has given a candy name on the latest Android version in alphabetical order and it has become this year’s official name. Just saying and reading these names should bring back waves of nostalgia. Hearing the name Cupcake brought back memories of a story written by this writer in March 2009 Android gets default QWERTY in Android Cupcake update.

A major production takes place every year where a statue representing the latest official version of Android will be placed in the Googleplex at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View California. Recently, These statues were removed from the garden where they were placed. Some hope that Google just wanted to get it back before showing it up at Google I/O.
We will provide a full list of dessert names shortly. But we want to point out that Google has cooperated several times with a candy company to use a popular product as the official Android name. The 2013 update to Android KitKat saw a promotion including the famous chocolate bar, and the world-famous Oreo cookie was used with Android 8 and Android 8.1 in 2017.

Android started using the numerical version number as the official Android release name in 2019 with Android 10. That year, the candy name started with the letter “Q” which made things somewhat tricky to say the least. It seems that Google took this as a signal to end this practice even though within Google, Android 10 was called “Quince Tart”.

Google reveals the internal dessert name for Android 14

Google continues to use numbers for the names of official Android versions with candy names that are used only by Google employees within the company. For example, Android 11 and Android 12 inside the HQs are known as Red Velvet Cake and Snow Cone, respectively. Tiramisu codename mentioned for Android 13 Spotted on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) website.
Not slated for release until 2023, Android 14 was recently given the inner candy name of Upside Down Cake. An image posted to AOSP revealing the name by 9to5Google. With the letters U, V, W, X, Y, and Z remaining for Android 15-Android 20, Google’s brightest minds will need to work on coming up with proper candy codenames in the near future.

Here is a list of Android candy code names we promised:

  • Android Cupcake 1.5.1 Update
  • 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 (inside-down cake).

Personally, the dessert names that bring back memories of this writer are Eclair, Froyo, and Gingerbread. Froyo and Gingerbread were Android builders powering many of the best Android phones at the time such as Motorola DROID, Nexus One, HTC Droid Incredible, Motorola DROID X (which was the phone that was really drooling at the time), LG and Samsung revolution Nexus S.

Of course, all of these phones pale in comparison to today’s smartphones, but at the time, they all looked amazing.

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