Google’s biggest secret about your next Android has just been revealed

It’s been dubbed “Vanilla Ice Cream,” another sweet nickname to continue the tradition of dessert-themed codes. The secret was unleashed by freelance journalist Mishaal Rahman, who leaked the news on Twitter. common, but it looks like the internal dessert code name for Android 15 has been revealed: “Vanilla Ice Cream”.

But this is about as much as we know about the upcoming Android 15 OS. And it comes before Android 14, which Google came up with the “Upside Down Cake”, even graced your phones.

Google unveiled its Developer Preview 1 for the upcoming system for your devices in early February, giving you an early look at the next version of Android 14 for testing, development, and feedback. A second release is scheduled for later in March.

It seems quite similar to previous releases like Android 13 and Android 12 and will power 2023 and 2024 Android phones.

Android 14 looks like it’s coming with a ton of improvements, from better battery life and improved accessibility to less app bloat.

Another exciting feature that Google is expected to bring to you is satellite connectivity features, which will allow the latest Android phones to rival the likes of Apple’s iPhone 14 range. This allows you to point your device at the sky and send messages even when there is no cellular signal.

This has created a lot of excitement, even though it won’t be released for a while.

Hiroshi Lockheimer wrote on Twitter: “I was eager to think about user experiences for phones that can connect to satellites. When we launched G1 in ’08, getting 3G + Wi-Fi up and running was a chore. Now we design for satellites. Cool! We are excited to support our partners in making all of this possible in the next version of Android!”

But there’s another area where Android could also be neck-and-neck with Apple. While even most Android fans admit that Apple’s larger-screen tablet experience is smoother than what Google has offered to date, Android 14 looks to close the gap by offering developer-focused tools to help with app fluidity.

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Android 14 will also likely prevent older apps from being installed, meaning you won’t be able to download apps made for Android 5.1 Lollipop or older. That should help improve overall security.

Like its successors, Android 13 also has the sweet code name Tiramisu. It was released in August 2022 with the Google Pixel 7 Pro and the smaller Google Pixel 7 being the first phones to launch with the new operating system.

You can pick up the Pixel 7 Pro for £690.05 on Amazon and the Pixel 7 for £599 from the Google Store.

A newer phone that ships with Android 13 is the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, which follows in the footsteps of the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

At launch, UK prices for the Galaxy S23 Ultra were…
£1,249 for 256GB storage and 8GB RAM
£1,399 for 512GB storage and 12GB RAM
£1,599 for 1TB storage and 12GB RAM

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