02 August 2021
If you are an avid Android follower or even a tech enthusiast in general, you are likely to be aware of Google's tradition of using dessert names to assign codenames to new Android versions. It used to use these codenames for marketing purposes as well but stopping doing so with Android 10 in 2019. Since then, it keeps assigning a new codename but only uses the version number for commercial and marketing purposes.
As we are waiting for the Android 12 stable release, a new XDA report has surfaced revealing Android 13's dessert codename. It suggests that Android 13 gets internally referred to as Tiramisu. This is based on references spotted in an AOSP commit that said: "Rename T to Tiramisu" and "PLATFORM_VERSION_CODENAME is being updated from T to Tiramisu".
For the uninitiated, Tiramisu is an Italian coffee-flavored dessert and also includes coffee-infused ladyfingers, whipped mascarpone, and/or cream. It should be noted that Tiramisu is only an internal codename and will not be used publically. To the outside world, it will simply be referred to as Android 13 just like Android 11 and Android 12.
It also goes without saying that Android 13 will arrive next year. This year is for Android 12 which is currently under beta testing. It should become available publically around September which is usually the time Google releases public build. If Google ends up making any changes to the plan, we will keep you posted.