Google codenamed Android 13 after an Italian coffee flavored dessert
Earlier today, Google released the Android 13 Developer Preview 1 which bring many changes by building upon the features introduced by Android 12. And with the transition from Android 12 to 13, Google is also keeping up with its tradition of naming the OS after a dessert.
Last year, a leak revealed that the upcoming Android 13 will have the code name “Tiramasu” while also revealing some of the features planned for the OS. Now, the Dev preview has gone live which clearly reveals that this indeed is the codename of Android 13.
In case you are unaware, Tiramisu is a coffee-flavored Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavored with cocoa. The recipe has been adapted into many varieties of cakes and other desserts and will now flavor the upcoming Android operating system.
Ever since Android 9 Pie, Google has stopped basing its Android marketing campaigns around the dessert-based code names of the operating systems. The search giant even skipped the process of giving a codename to Android 10 but resumed it with Android 11 Red Velvet Cake and Android 12 Snow Cone.
As for the highlights of Android 13 so far, the OS will bring back the dynamic theming but with better integration with third-party apps. The company is also tweaking how Android handles security and permission.
A new photo picker will let users share photos and videos in local storage as well as on Google derive with an individual app without the app needing permission for all photos. This feature won’t be limited to Android 13 and will make its way to devices running Android 11 and above.