Google developers are gearing up to launch the Android 12 mobile operating system, with a stable version expected to arrive in the coming weeks. Despite this, the development of the next version of the software platform is already underway, which will be released next year. According to reports, the upcoming version of Android is internally named Tiramisu.
Android 13 received the internal name Tiramisu
This is indicated by data from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) Gerrit repository, which were discovered by enthusiasts while studying the code. One of the available documents mentions that the developers call Android 13 T for Tiramisu. This is the first public mention of the codename for the upcoming operating system, which is due to go public next fall and will be officially named Android 13.
For several years in a row, Google has been giving new versions of Android the names of sweet desserts; which has become a kind of tradition. However, with the release of Android 10, they decide to abandon this tradition. Despite this, codenames using different desserts continue to be in use internally. In line with this practice, the developers named Android 10 Quince Tart (sweet cake), Android 11 Red Velvet Cake and Android 12 Snow Cone (crushed sweet ice dessert).
This week Google released another beta version of Android 12, which is now available to developers. As for the stable version of the operating system, it should be launched this fall.
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Google said that devices that are still running Android 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 will no longer support Google mobile services; after the release of version 21.30.99, which is due to launch in late August.
The search giant attributed the move to the fact that Android Jelly Bean, released in 2012; works on less than 1% of active smartphones; which does not justify the cost of supporting it. Android Jelly Bean includes versions 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3, or API levels 16 to 18. Google recommends that app developers raise the minimum API level for their products to 19; which is the same as Android KitKat.
Recall that recently an antitrust lawsuit took place against Google; accusing the company of excessively tight control over the distribution of Android applications. The search giant said the charges are far-fetched, and users are free to download the software they need from third-party app stores or file sharing in the form of APK packages.