Google’s Line-up of Future Android Releases Features a New Name, Ice Cream (Android v.4.0), May be Released in Mid-2011

Written By Sam on 18 October 2010

Google’s choice of names for its Android releases is one that will please gastronomers and foodies. No, the company has not announced the name of a new one. But as it had happened with Google in the past, an official from a partner company dropped a hint recently and we hear a new version of Android is in works, and guess what? It is likely to be called ‘Ice Cream.’

The rumor stems from a Forbes report that quoted Google partner’s ARM’s President Tudor Brown as quoting that the Android 4.0 will indeed be called Ice Cream. This is interesting considering the curious line-up of names for Google’s future Android releases – Android 3.0 (‘Gingerbread’) and Android 3.5 (Honeycomb). And of course the existing Froyo (Android 2.2) that is a portmanteau for Frozen Yogurt. Ok, now that you are in the mood to recall the other Android names, lets bring on the full list, starting with Android 1.5 (Cupcake), to Android 1.6 (Donut) and Android 2.0/2.1 (Eclair).

Gingerbread is likely to be released before year-end while Honeycomb is expected early next year. Ice Cream, if that’s how it’s going to be referred to, is likely to be introduced only in the middle of next year. Till then we can only smile at the Ice Cream rumor and wonder which sweet tooth is trigerring all these names.

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