Android 12 Is ‘Snow Cone’, Dessert Names Are Officially Back

Google has ackowledged the new name in public.

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Remember the good ol’ days when Android versions were named after desserts? After Android 9 Pie, Google decided to ditch the dessert naming scheme for a more straightforward numerical system. Most enthusiasts didn’t like the decision but accepted it. However, Google continued to call internally, Android version 10 (Queen Cake) and 11 (Red Velvet) by dessert names.

Fast forward to this day, Google recently released Android 12’s source code, and there’s a lot to be excited about the improvements and features in the same. However, Google has decided to call Android 12 (which would technically be Android S) Android Snow Cone, thereby bringing back the old dessert naming scheme.

Google’s VP of Engineering for Android tweeted about the release of Android 12, but surprisingly, he mentioned ‘Android Snow Cone’ and not Android 12. The tweet also included an image of ice-cream-shaped Android bots.

This confirms that Google is calling Android Snow Cone in addition to Android 12, and it’s serious about it since the VP has tweeted about the same.

This is a nostalgic moment for fans who have been following and using Android for a decade. But, what do you think will happen when Android runs out of alphabets?

Well, it happened in the case of Ubuntu Linux, and the operating system again started with Artful Aardvark (17.10) after the release of Zesty Zapus (17.04).

What are your thoughts on this? Are you OG enough to name all the Android Dessert names to date in the comments section below?

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube, or hunting heads in competitive FPS games,

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