Tiramisu is a deliciously simple Italian dessert made with coffee-soaked ladyfingers and whipped mascarpone and/or cream, but it could also be the internal code name for the next version of Android. That’s like a new commit indicated by XDA Developers is to be believed. “Rename T to Tiramisu,” the note reads:, in which? XDA notes is the first public mention of a dessert-based codename for Android 13, which is expected to be released next year.
Until Android 10, every version of Google’s mobile operating system had both a version number and a dessert-based name, which went alphabetically with each new release. Android 4 was Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.1 was Jelly Bean, 4.4 was KitKat, and so on. But Google dropped the dessert names with Android 10, when it was in the unenviable position of coming up with a dessert that started with the letter “Q”. Since then, the public names of every Android release have been just numbers.
Internally, however, Google has continued to use dessert names for each new Android version. Android 10 was internal known as “Quince Tart”, Android 11 was “Red Velvet Cake” and Android 12, which is currently in beta for release this fall, is apparently “Snow Cone”.
I’m not a big fan of tiramisu the dessert, but tiramisu the android name? That’s something I can get behind. “Turkish Delight” is a bit too long for a name, and “Twix” would just feel like a KitKat rebrand. That said, I would also say ‘Toffee’, ‘Treacle Tart’, ‘Trifle’, ‘Truffles’ or… wow, is anyone else getting uncomfortably hungry?