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The Next Google Android OS: Ice Cream - What Do You Think?

January 10, 2022 | Tim Ollason


The Next Google Android OS: Ice Cream – What Do You Think?

Android is quickly becoming an extremely popular choice amongst many mobile devices. The new Android Honeycomb has been featured on CES 2011’s best of event in the Motorola Xoom. It’s beginning to look as if the Android OS can run absolutely anything.

An example of an unusual device running an Android OS is the Nox Audio headphones with the screen on the side. A few of us at OSM were wondering what the next Android OS would be, when you look at previous OS, we have had Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb, we couldn’t come up with another dessert beginning with ‘I’ other than Ice Cream!

With all of that in mind’s Alex Wagner is speculating that the version number for Ice Cream will be 4.0 of Android but of course, only Google know the truth. Pocket-Lint’s Stuart Miles is claiming that multiple sources who are familiar with Android say that Android 2.4 will be known as Ice Cream. Miles also says that ‘experts’ that they have spoken to at CES 2011 in L.A believe that Honeycomb (the unofficial Android tablet OS) is unlikely to make it onto smartphones and instead will reside on tablets.

We would love to know who their sources are. Have a look at the video posted by’s Joshua Topolsky, where he is interviewing Google’s Matias Duarte (the man behind webOS). It’s an interesting conversation between the two of them, especially the part where they are talking about different versions of Android not being aimed at specific devices.

What do you think the next Android OS will be? It’s got to be Ice Cream right? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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