“Red Velvet Cake” is Android 11’s internal dessert name
Everything is cake inside now
Last year, with the launch of Android 10, Google’s tradition of giving major Android releases a dessert nickname came to an end. Up until that point we had feasted on cupcakes, donuts, eclairs, froyo, gingerbread, honeycomb, ice cream sandwiches, jelly beans, KitKats, lollipops, marshmallows, Oreos, and Pie. But what dessert could have been used for Android 11? Red Velvet Cake.
Last year, Android’s vice-president of engineering, Dave Burke, revealed that their internal nickname for Android 10 was “Quince Tart.” While the dessert names stopped being used for public releases, Google was still internally using them. Dave Burke has once again revealed an internal dessert nickname. Google is referring too Android 11 as “RVC” or “Red Velvet Cake.”
Don’t get your hopes up and expect to see “Red Velvet Cake” in any public branding, though. Burke says they’ve officially moved to numbers only, but “RVC” and “Red Velvet Cake” have become the nickname for Android 11 among his team of engineers. A cake nickname would be perfect right now as the internet is obsessed with hyper-realistic cake memes. Missed opportunity.
Do you think “Red Velvet Cake” would have been a good nickname for Android 11?