Android 12 Brings Back the Dessert Names Tradition With ‘Snow Cone’

Android twelve is codenamed ‘Snow Cone’, a Google government discovered on Twitter. The pattern of supplying dessert names to new Android versions isn’t really new as Google utilised titles this sort of as Ice Cream Sandwich, Marshmallow, and Nougat in the earlier. Nonetheless, that custom was adjusted with the launch of Android 10 in 2019 as the business then determined to use the numerical purchase for contacting its new Android releases. Android twelve was introduced on Monday as the newest operating procedure from the household of Google — months right after going via screening beneath several developer previews and beta builds.

Google Vice President of Engineering for Android Dave Burke on Monday tweeted to announce Snow Cone as the dessert name for Android twelve. This has designed the newest Android operating procedure the 1st in the very last couple of several years to get a committed dessert-themed name — right after Android Pie that was assigned to the ninth significant launch of the cell platform.

As pointed out by Android Central, the title Snow Cone 1st surfaced in February, while it did not receive sufficient coverage as Google had deserted the use of dessert names for its new Android versions in 2019.

Yet, the Android household did have dessert monikers internally as Android 11 was seemingly termed Red Velvet Cake amongst Google developers. Android 10 was also suggested to be termed Queen Cake by Burke — in advance of ditching the dessert-themed naming scheme.

A stable model of Android twelve was introduced on Android Open up Source Challenge (AOSP) on Monday. Shortly right after the start, manufacturers including Oppo, OnePlus, and Realme have also verified the launch of their custom skins based mostly on the newest Android model. Google Pixel phones are nonetheless to receive the update, while.

In depth at Google’s I/O developer conference in Could right after an original developer preview introduced in February, Android twelve brings the all-new ‘Material You’ design language. It also carries new privacy choices, a new approximate place authorization and an on-screen indicator to inform people when the developed-in microphone or digicam of the cellphone is in use. There are progress this sort of as the iOS-like way to opt out of ad tracking that will be readily available afterwards this yr.

Google has also optimised the all round user knowledge on Android twelve with far better ability efficiency and improved CPU overall performance. You will also get tweaks including smoother audio transitions and an improved notification shade.


It is Google I/O time this week on Orbital, the Gizmos 360 podcast, as we explore Android twelve, Wear OS, and far more. Afterwards (starting off at 27:29), we soar over to Military of the Dead, Zack Snyder’s Netflix zombie heist motion picture. Orbital is readily available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and anywhere you get your podcasts.