Google has internally codenamed Android 13 after Italian dessert Tiramisu

It’s been a few months since Google has officially announced the latest Android 12, and surprisingly there’s already a piece of information about the next version of Android. As per reports, Android 13 or Android T is internally codenamed after a coffee-flavored Italian dessert, ‘Tiramisu’, and is expected to release next year.

As first spotted by XDA Developers, in Android 12 Beta 3.1 developer @_cdesai founded an AOSP Gerrit suggesting that “Google has decided that the next version of Android, will internally be called Tiramisu.”

Rename T to Tiramisu
PLATFORM_VERSION_CODENAME is being updated from T to Tiramisu.

This makes a lot of sense, as we know that Google has named Android versions with a dessert name in past too, 

  • Android 4.4: KitKat
  • Android 5.0: Lollipop
  • Android 6.0: Marshmallow
  • Android 7.0: Nougat
  • Android 8.0: Oreo and so on
Android 13 named after italian dessert ‘Tiramisu’

But with Android 10 (aka Android Q), tech giant discontinued this tradition possibly due to not finding any dessert with the letter “Q”. However, internally Google still uses dessert names for new Android versions, like Android 10 as “Quince Tart,” Android 11 as “Red Velvet Cake,” and Android 12 as “Snow Cone.”

Along with the internal codename, XDA has also reported a new feature of Android 13 that might allow secondary profiles to make contactless payments. It would be a really helpful feature if you share your device with other members of your family as it will let them set up separate payment methods, and make NFC payments.


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