Android 11 is Red Velvet Cake

By Holly Brockwell on at

Last summer, Google announced it would cease naming versions of Android after delicious desserts, thus ending one of the few remaining un-corporate and still-interesting parts of big tech.

While Android 11 is officially called, well, Android 11, it turns out Google still uses the dessert names within the company. So Android 10, or Android Q as it would have been, is internally known as Quince Tart – and apparently Android 11 is Red Velvet Cake.

This cheering news comes via an interview for All About Android with VP of engineering Dave Burke:

Burke talks about it from about the 7-minute mark, saying that although Android has "moved to numbers officially" and is "turning it up to 11, so it's Android 11 [...] If you were to ask an engineer on my team what are they working on, they would say RVC, and RVC is Red Velvet Cake."

He also says RVC will sadly not appear within the code, with the only references being to R, and that there won't be a statue of a red velvet cake at Google Campus like the company used to build for Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean, KitKat and so on.

However, Burke says he's looking for ways to "go rogue" on that, if you have any suggestions.

Android OGs, you know what to do. [The Verge]

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