For a long time, Google has followed the tradition of giving “dessert” names to new versions of Android. This made it possible at one time to learn the taste of “pie”, “marshmallows”, “Oreo” and “KitKat”. And Google also made it a rule to install a green robot figurine at the entrance to the headquarters every year, which each time was given a new dessert in his hand or depicted in the form of a sweet.
But with the appearance of the tenth version, the company decided to abandon this practice, limiting itself to stating the number of the operating system version in the title.
Android 11 does have an internal cake name that starts with R
True, as it turned out, Google itself did not refuse the “dessert” names. They are not voiced to a wide audience, but they continue to be actively used within the company. This statement was made by the vice president of Google and the head of the Android project Dave Burke. According to him, it is simply more convenient for developers to use codenames after desserts.
So, Android 10 was codenamed Quince Tart, and Android 11 – Red Velvet Cake (cake “Red Velvet”). True, it is very difficult to understand what is the convenience of pronouncing a long name or an abbreviation from capital letters of words, rather than just calling the serial number of the operating system.
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In any case, we should give credit to Google. It continues to honor its own traditions and names new versions of the operating system with dessert names.
Android 11 stable version will probably be released on September 8
So far, Android 11 is available to users and developers only in beta status. But there is not much time left until the final version of this OS is released. Judging by the video posted on the YouTube channel for Google developers, the stable version of Android 11 will be released on September 8.
Last year, on the first Tuesday of September 2019, Android 10 was released. So Google does not change its tradition. It should be noted that the release of the final version of Android 11 in early September is not equivalent to its appearance on smartphones. Only Google Pixel will receive the OS on the same day. While other manufacturers will release the corresponding updates in a month or two. And that is not for all models. However, we will keep you updated regarding all Android updates from the various manufacturers.