Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 2.4) – Expected by June / July 2011

Android LogoTechCruch confirms that, the next version of Android, Android 2.4 will be named as Ice Cream Sandwich and it can be expected by June or July, 2011.

As you might already know, each Android operating system update is given the name of a dessert, in alphabetical order – Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb. And the next version, Android 2.4 is Ice Cream Sandwich. Android 3.0 is announced earlier and demoed at CES 2011, and is named as Honeycomb. Android 2.4 is named the next in alphabetic order after Android 3.0 though.

Google Android OS had two recent releases as Gingerbread announced in December and Honeycomb in January. Honeycomb is said to be for Tablets, even though it is supposed to be working on smartphones as well. Motorola Xoom Tablet which is showcased at CES 2011 at Las Vegas is the first touchscreen tablets to use Android  3.0 HoneyComb. It is also rumored that, Ice Cream Sandwich could be the Honeycomb optimized for phones.

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2011, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Arc handset was spotted running Android 2.4 update as per PocketLint.

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Android Version Name Release Date
1.0 23 September 2008
1.1 9 February 2009
1.5 Cupcake 30 April 2009
1.6 Donut 15 September 2009
2.0 / 2.1 Eclairs 26 October 2009
2.2 Froyo (frozen yogurt) 20 May 2010
2.3 Gingerbread 6 December 2010
2.4 Ice Cream Sandwich June/July2011
3.0 HoneyComb Demoed at CES 2011

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