Here’s how you feel about public dessert names for Android

Google hasn’t publicly used dessert names for new Android variations in a couple of years, opting for numbered variations from Android 10 onwards. But the agency nonetheless makes use of dessert names internally, with Android 12 being dubbed Snow Cone.

News final week pointed to Android 13 being called Tiramisu inside Google, however we wished to know whether or not readers wished public-facing dessert names to make a comeback. Here’s how you voted on this ballot.

Would you prefer to see a return to public dessert names for Android?


The ballot was posted on July 27, and over 3,500 votes have been counted as of writing. The winner right here is the “yes” camp, accruing simply over 86% of the vote or over 3,100 nods. It’s simple to grasp why too, because the dessert names have been a departure from naming conventions utilized by the likes of Windows and iOS.

Public dessert names have been additionally round because the early days of Android, going again to Android 1.5 Cupcake. So we are able to perceive the craving for this conference to proceed. Furthermore, Google nonetheless makes use of dessert names internally, so it’s not just like the search big has to retroactively give you dessert names for its current Android variations.

Still, simply over 13% of polled readers say they don’t need to see dessert names making a public return. A few feedback recommend that the present numbering system is “cleaner” or indicative of Google rising up. One reader additionally reckons Google ought to certainly persist with code-names however select one thing apart from desserts.


  • adibuyono: Kinda miss Android with desserts identify. It make Android sound distinctive, and naturally, candy~
  • CR45H 0V3RR1D3: There was a time the place I believed they have been cute. These days, it simply appears cleaner, from a bunch of views, to simply use a quantity.
  • Rabid Rotty: Used to suppose it was cute, nevertheless it was about time Google grew up
  • Brian Bergström: I nonetheless name them by their dessert names anyway. All of this due to Pie, being a savory dish in elements of the world, not a dessert.
  • The Windows98 Gamer: We want public dessert names once more!!! Calling them by numbers solely makes Android look extra iDroid imo
  • Cysper: Well really no, But they need to persist with codenames to make it extra distinctive than iOS however they need to went with one thing totally different apart from sweets these days to make it feel recent.
    What about locations? like Memphis, Chicago or Nevada. Or what about different cities in different nations? They ought to stick with codenames than simply calling them numbers.

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