We’re still waiting to get some sort of announcement ofGingerbread and now we’re hearing the potential name of an upcoming version of Android after Honeycomb will be “Ice Cream.” Color us surprised, but what could “I” really be other than Ice Cream?
We know that the Gingerbread SDK may come out next week, and that Honeycomb will follow shortly afterward – it will be aimed at tablets – but we have no earthly idea what Ice Cream could bring us. It’s hard to speculate when you’re thinking three versions ahead of the current release, so we’ll save that when the rumors start coming in, which likely won’t be too long.
This juicy morsel comes from an article over at Forbes, where ARM President, Tudor Brown, said that the next version of Android would be named Ice Cream. It makes enough sense and we have little reason to believe that Brown would be lying about something like that.
After all, it’s just a name, and we still have to wait for Gingerbread and Honeycomb before we really start to even care, right? The Forbes post also refers to Gingerbread and Honeycomb as version 3.0 and 3.5, which may or may not be true. We still think that Gingerbread will be more of an incremental update and will earn a 2.3 or 2.5 for its version number, but anything could happen.
We know Android is doing very well and we also have heard from Andy Rubin himself that the update cycle will slow to one a year, so hearing about Ice Cream right now sounds a bit soon. That’s not to say Google hasn’t already come up with the entire alphabet of Android version flavors, but Ice Cream sounds too far away to really care about at the moment.
Oh, I’m still excited, but I just want to see this fancy new UI that Gingerbread is reported to have.
Ice Cream better be some high quality stuff, like Humphry Slocombe. Step aside, Ben and Jerry’s.