Android 13 is slated to be Google's next major update for smartphones throughout the world, with the first beta for Pixel devices arriving any day now. However, a successor to Android 13 is also in the works, and according to a fresh source, we now have an internal codename for 'Android U.'
According to XDA Developers, some of the first contributions pointing to Android 14 have appeared on the Android Gerrit. These contributions allude to the Android 13 successor, codenamed 'Upside Down Cake.'
As you may know, every Android version has unique codenames that are alphabetically organized and themed by desserts.
While current Android versions have kept to merely the number (Android 10, Android 11, etc.), the dessert names that Google grants to all Android versions still persist as internal codenames.
An Upside Down Cake, as the name implies, is a cake that is cooked with the toppings on the bottom and the cake on top. While it isn't as well-known as Tiramisu or Ice Cream Sandwich, we can't blame Google because sweets beginning with the letter 'U' might be difficult to come across.
Here's a list of all prior Android versions up to and including Android 14, as well as their dessert names.
Android 1.5: Cupcake
Android 1.6: Donut
Android 2.0: Eclair
Android 2.2: Froyo
Android 2.3: Gingerbread
Android 3.0: Honeycomb
Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1: Jelly Bean
Android 4.4: KitKat
Android 5.0: Lollipop
Android 6.0: Marshmallow
Android 7.0: Nougat
Android 8.0: Oreo
Android 9: Pie Snow Cone
Android 12L: Snow Cone v2
Android 13: Tiramisu
Android 14: Upside Down Cake
In other developments, the Android 13 developer previews that have been provided thus far have shown a slew of new features that customers may expect in the next major Android upgrade. These include, among other things, enhanced app icon theming, Bluetooth LE compatibility, developer downgrade permissions, and a more private Nearby Device permission for Wi-Fi.