Android’s next version, the Ice Cream Sandwich has started making the right noises. While the new Android iteration is all set for a release towards late October or early November, new evidence has cropped up pointing towards the version being actually called Android 4.0 and not 2.4 as some had thought. Both the figures have been doing the rounds as the Ice Cream version would be an amalgamation of sorts of Android Honeycomb that is tablet specific and Android Gingerbread that is meant for use more in a smartphone. Ice Cream though has been designed to find application in both a phone and a tablet device.
In any case Android 4.0 makes more sense as Android 2.4 would have meant going back after we have already seen Android 3.0. Also, while details are being kept away from public glare as of now, what seems certain is the addition of an iPhone style app tray to ICS when used in a smartphone.
As for whether it would be a match to Apple’s iOS 5, we will have to wait for the things to emerge first.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email