Ever since Honeycomb was launched for Android
tablets, consumers and
tech media alike have wondered what the next major build would be. Now,
we know. Google announced during their I/O keynote this week that "Ice
Cream Sandwich" was the next major iteration on deck, but strangely no
build number was associated with it. We're guessing it'll be 4.0, but
it's just speculation for now. Google also made clear that they are
going to tackle the fragmentation issue, and rather than having one OS
on the smartphone side and one OS on the tablet side, ICS will strive to
bring the two closer together to provide one Android for all devices.
Little is know beyond that, with the feature set not being mentioned at
all during the presentation. There's also no clear view of when it'll be
released, but some reports have mentioned the year's end as a target.
Having a single Android OS to worry over would be great for developers;
just build a single app, and the OS will intelligently scale it as
needed, based on the screen size of the unit.
So, excited about the next generation of Android yet? If not, that image should have your mind changed in no time flat!