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Android 11's internal 'dessert name' is delicious

By Liu Hongzuo - on 24 Jul 2020, 2:04pm

Android 11's internal 'dessert name' is delicious

Photo by amirali mirhashemian on Unsplash.

If you've been following the Android OS ecosystem, you'd know that the OS versions used to go by cute dessert names. Android 6.0 was Marshmallow, Android 7.0 was Nougat, Android 8.0 was Oreo, and Pie was Android 9.0. When Android 10 rolled around, the team dropped the dessert-naming convention and opted for numerical increments instead.

However, the latest versions of Android - both 10 and 11 - still come with dessert names. They're used internally by Android OS engineers.

At the 6m57s mark in All About Android's podcast, Android's VP of Engineering, Dave Burke, revealed that Android 11 still comes with a dessert name. The engineers working on the operating system would refer to Android 11 as "RVC" internally, which stands for Red Velvet Cake. Podcast below for reference:

Yummy. However, Android 11 is the public name for the latest Android OS, so that's what we're going with when smartphones start shipping with the latest Android version later this year.

Android 10's dessert name was mentioned in an earlier podcast (at the 7m42s mark here). Internally, it was Quince Tart, and the team adopted the internal name because they wanted to keep the tradition alive.

Currently, Android 11 is available as a preview to developers and Android enthusiasts. If you want to know more about the incoming features, you can check out our piece here.

Source: All About Android (YouTube) via Android Authority