Yes, Android 13’s dessert codename is ‘Tiramisu’ after all


The first developer preview of Android 13 has confirmed what we’ve long suspected: that the dessert-based codename for this year’s Android update is “Tiramisu.” 9to5Google saw the codename in the developer’s debut release under “Android Version” in the “About Phone” menu. The Italian dessert has been popping up in commits since last July.

While every version of Android has not been publicly named after a dessert since Android 10 of 2019, the tradition still lives internally at Google. Android 10 was Quince Tart, Android 11 was Red Velvet Cake and Android 12 was Snow Cone.

Now that we know that Google has chosen Tiramisu as its codename, we can’t help but turn our attention to Android 14’s tricker U-based options. “Inverted cake” is the only major dessert I can think of, although Wikipedia informs me that there are is a donut-like “Uštipci” dessert that is apparently popular in southeastern Europe, and the “Otap” of the Philippines is sometimes called “ut.”

Everyone joked at the time that Android Q’s dessert name would be impossible to think of, and next year’s Android U could be just as tricky.

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