We’re eagerly awaiting the official news of Android 12, Google’s next major update to the mobile operating system, and we may have had an early look at some major UI changes just last week, thanks to XDA developers. But now, thanks again XDA developers, we know perhaps something even more important: Android 12’s dessert name.
For many years, Android releases were also identified by dessert names, and each year’s dessert started with the next letter of the alphabet. Google left the dessert names in favor of numbers with Android 10, but the company reportedly still uses dessert names internally. Android 1
Snow Cone is … okay. But if I’m honest with you, I can not think of the last time I ate a snow cone. And “Snow Cone” does not immediately make my mouth water like some of Google’s other classics, such as “Ice Cream Sandwich”.
The skeleton crew at The Verge this fine monday (it’s a federal holiday here in the usa) we felt we could do better. So we thought of 17 other dessert names starting with “S” which in our opinion will be more wonderful names for Android 12:
- Salted caramel
- Saltwater Taffy
- Sponge cake
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Soft serving
- Sugar cake
- Syrup waffle
I hope you’re hungry after reading all the names, because I’m sure.
Other recent reports may point to other new rumors about Android 12. According to XDA developers, “We’ve learned that Google has internally called some of the changes to the user interface for alerts as the start of” The Road to Material NEXT “, which may suggest broader changes to Google’s material design guidelines. There may also be changes in the pattern lock interface, quick settings panel and more in Android 12.
Google may implement a one-handed mode for Android 12, XDA developers also reported. And Google may introduce a way for Pixel phones to check which way your head is facing, to prevent you from rotating the screen when, for example, lying sideways on your bed.