Yes, the new version of Android also has a sweet name (although it is only used internally).
Android 10 was the first version of the history of the operating system that abandoned the sweet names, to leave us only with a number that represented the edition of the platform. But, as Google itself explained after the announcement of Android 10, the team in charge of the operating system would continue to use candy names to refer to each new installment of the platform during its development process. Now, Android 11’s sweet name has been unveiled.
Davey Burke, the main engineering leader of the Android team, was recently participating in an episode of the All About Android podcast in which he mainly talked about the news of Android 11. At one point, Burke decided reveal which is the sweet that his team has decided to use to refer to the version of the system that will reach the first mobiles from September, once its beta period has ended.
Android 11 is Red Velvet Cake
During the podcast, Burke himself claimed that, internally, they still continue to refer to Android 11 as sweet chosen, in the same way that they have been doing it for more than 10 years with each new edition of the operating system.
“… However, if you asked an engineer from my team what they are working on, they would say ‘RVC’ and ‘RVC’ is Red Velvet Cake.”
However, it also explains that no references to this name have been included in Android 11 code, but in most cases these references –which in most cases are public, since the Android code is open to anyone–, will refer to the new version only with the letter “R”.
On the other hand, it is necessary to mention that the fact of having chosen Red Velvet Cake As the sweet name used to refer to Android 11 internally, does not mean that this would have been the definitive name of Android 11 in case Google had not decided to limit itself to using only the version numbering. In fact, in the past we have seen how Google used different names from those that finally accompanied each new version of Android – Key Lime Pie, Macadamia Nut Cookie and New York Cheesecake were the internal names of Android 4.4 KitKat, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android. 7.0 Nougat, for example. As a curiosity, comment that the internal name of Android 10 was Fifteen Tart – quince cake.
Be that as it may, the reality is that Red Velvet Cake will never be used to name the new version of the operating system. Instead, you’ll have to settle for number 11, whose arrival will coincide with the 12th anniversary of the mobile operating system.
Android 11 will come with “surprises” that have not yet been announced
Although the second beta of Android 11 has been a few weeks between us, and only separates a third and final beta from the final edition – at least, that indicates the official calendar -, Burke has assured that Google still has the odd surprise in the form of a new function which will be announced in the coming weeks. It is highly likely, therefore, that these developments are present in the beta number 3 It should be released between August and September.
Not confirmed what surprises refers to the vice president of engineering for Android, but luckily you will not have to wait much longer until you can get out of doubt.
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