Android 12 has arrived, and although you cannot yet download the official software to your smartphone, now we know what its dessert name is: Android Snow Cone.
We’ve already heard rumors that Google will revert to dessert names for its Android updates, and XDA developers reported the Snow Cone name in February. year, but now it’s confirmed.
Dave Burke, vice president of engineering at Google, confirmed the name in a tweet featuring a background theme for the new software.
A cool background to celebrate the launch of Android Snow Cone! 🍧 pic.twitter.com/J726PvPhVvOctober 4, 2021
While the Android 12 update is now official, it’s unlikely to land on your phone for some time. If you own a Pixel phone, Google says the update should arrive in the “next few weeks” and other Android phones will have to wait longer for the update.
The Google Pixel 6 is set to debut on October 19, so we may see the company pushing an update to its existing phones alongside this launch.
We expect to know everything about Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro at that time, including pricing, and when you can buy the phones.
Notice: I appreciate a return to sweet names
We’ve had two years of new versions of Android with a dessert name, and I’m happy to see the trend return.
We’re unlikely to ever see these names return as official marketing names for Android updates, but I appreciate that Google is spreading the word about these dessert names in different ways.
Android Pie was the last version of the operating system to officially bear its sweet name, and we’ve seen Android 10 and Android 11 since Google abandoned the convention.
A return to sweet names is exciting though, and I’m already curious about what Android 13’s second nickname will be.