Google serves us “Ice Cream” after Honeycomb?

| October 15, 2010 | Reply

Google has always made it fun for us to try and keep up with all the dessert type names that they use to represent their different versions of Android software.  Currently many users are now experiencing Android 2.2 Froyo, which is short for frozen yogurt.  We know that the next two versions of the software will be Gingerbread, and Honeycomb respectively and we all assume those version numbers will be 3.0 and 3.5 although that has not yet been confirmed.  But today we may have found out something interesting in the way of the next Android version being code named “Ice Cream”.  It makes sense to us considering it is a dessert, and it is the next letter due in the alphabet.  I am personally still looking forward to using Gingerbread myself before I can worry about any newer names for future updates, but it is fun to see Google keeping up with their naming of these updates.  Check out the story below and be sure to drop us a comment.  Does Ice Cream make sense to you, or would that be a little too close to Froyo?  I mean Donut and Eclair are kind of in the same cakey family right?

If your craving something sweet you know you can always count on the Android team to give you your fix. OK, so they can’t really satiate your desire for snack foods and treats, but they sure can whet your appetite with the code names they assign to each new version of Android. Froyo (frozen yogurt) is the most recently released version at Android 2.2, and we are all eagerly awaiting Gingerbread. Reports surfaced a few months back pinning the Honeycomb name on the iteration to follow that (right now it is assumed that Gingerbread and Honeycomb will be Android 3.0 and 3.5 respectively, though this isn’t confirmed).

But for those extremely forward thinking individuals a report at Forbes is laying claim that the next next next version of Android will carry the name Ice Cream following the alphabetic pattern set up by previous releases. Forbes has it from ARM president Tudor Brown, though Google’s only comment on the matter reiterates the Gingerbread and Honeycomb names while neither confirming or denying Ice Cream.

We have to assume that they will go with two or three scoops as opposed to soft serve in order to make a distinction between Ice Cream and Froyo.

Courtesy of Phandroid

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