New details about next Android OS come out at MWC!!

| February 15, 2011 | Reply

Mobile World Congress is now fully underway and is bringing us a lot of new and exciting devices that I for one am very excited for! But what about the OS all these new phones would hopefully eventually run? Well not to keep all you Android lovers in the dark any longer Eric Schmidt gave us a few new details on the next version of the very popular Android OS:

“We have OS called Gingerbread for phones, we have an OS being previewed now for tablets called Honeycomb. You can imagine the follow-up will start with an I, be named after dessert, and will combine these two.”

With Honeycomb on all our minds these days I’m sure everyone was wondering if and when we would ever get to see it on our Smartphones. Well it looks like it’s going to be a combination of Gingerbread and Honeycomb and the next code name will start with an “I” (Ice cream sandwich anyone?)

So Ninjas if you could take  out your favorite parts of Gingerbread and from what we have seen from Honeycomb, take your favorite parts out and drop us a comment below and let us know what YOUR Ice cream Sandwich OS would include!

During his keynote speech today at MWC, Eric Schmidt helped clarify what the future version of Android will end up being.  There has been a lot of talk on whether or not Honeycomb would be available to phones or if the version to follow Gingerbread would simply pull certain parts out of its tablet brother.  According to Schmidt, they will essentially be “combined”…

“We have OS called Gingerbread for phones, we have an OS being previewed now for tablets called Honeycomb. You can imagine the follow up will start with an I, be named after dessert, and will combine these two.”

We heard rumors back in January that this version of Android would be called “Ice Cream Sandwich“, but only the “i” part was confirmed today.

So what should we expect?  The polish and feel of Honeycomb but on a smaller scale?  Will this just mean that phones and tablets can use apps without error?  Hopefully we find out at Google I/O in May.  Oh, and did I mention we’ll be there covering the whole thing?

Source: Droid Life

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