Did you know: All Google’s Android Software Are Named Alphabetically & After Foods

Did you know: All Google’s Android Software Are Named Alphabetically & After Foods

I bet most of you never knew that all Google operating systems are named alphabetically. He he! Not just that, actually, all the code names are confectionary themed, i.e. they are named after several desserts.

Google has quite the sense of humour, don’t you think? And, although the first OS version ‘Android 1.1’ was not named after a dessert, it was called ‘Petit Four’. However, the first significant Android operating system version ‘1.5’ started with the letter ‘C’ and is called ‘Cupcake’

Now let’s take a look at the code names of every Android software from the version which was designed a decade ago to the most recent.


Code name                                 Version

Cupcake                                          Android 1.5

Donut                                              Android 1.6

Éclair                                               Android 2.0

Froyo                                               Android 2.2

Gingerbread                                   Android 2.3/2.3.7

Honeycomb                                    Android 3.0/3.2

Ice Cream Sandwich                     Android 4.0

Jelly Bean                                       Android 4.1

KitKat                                              Android 4.4

Lollipop                                          Android 5.0/5.1

Marshmallow                                Android 6.0

Nougat                                            Android 7.0

Oreo                                                Android 8.0

Pie                                                   Android 9.0

News has it that Android pie will soon followed by a tenth operating system ‘Android Q’, although the code name isn’t known yet, Google however has released the developer beta and, the final launch is expected to happen in August.


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