Next Version Of Android Will Be Called “Ice Cream Sandwich”

One fact will always remain true with the folks over at Google, and that is, when you have as much revenue as they do, you can do whatever the heck you want!  And as many of our Android loving readers already know, Google has decided to give each of their OS updates the name of a pastry in alphabetical order (Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread etc.)    Well, aside from some slight speculation, it has been assumed, by most tech bloggers, that the next update (after Honeycomb) would be called “Ice Cream”.  Well, it looks like Andy Ruben, Chief Engineer for Android,  has set the story strait in a discussion with a couple of writers from TechCrunch.  He mentioned that the name of the upcoming update will not be called Ice Cream, but in fact “Ice Cream Sandwich”  Personally, we can’t wait to see the day a bunch of employees struggle to drag a huge ice cream sandwich onto the campus at Google headquarters in Mountain View.  And we most certainly can’t wait for the update itself to hit our handsets either.

It looks like Google wanted to clarify things using “Ice Cream Sandwich” as to not be confused with their previous update “froyo” (frozen yogurt)  We could see how both a sculpture of a frozen yogurt and a bowl of ice cream might cause some confusion as to what the difference is.  Don’t worry Google, you could make an ice cream CONE and it would certainly differentiate itself between it and froyo.  Just bring it!

[via techcrunch]


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Joe was born in New Jersey and spent most of his childhood moving around from state to state. He eventually made his way to Pennsylvania where he met his Portuguese beauty and made her his wife. He now has three great kids and full access to all of the Portuguese food he can eat. Joe's love for mobile technology began when he bought his first Palm Pilot, a Palm M130 and left it on top of his car, driving off, causing it to smash into a thousand pieces. Forced to buy a new device, he quickly discovered that specs were changing so rapidly he was buying a new device every six months just to keep up. Since then, he has constantly felt the need to have the latest and greatest. When the "smartphone" revolution began and integrating cell phones and PDA's was the norm, he quickly jumped to Windows Mobile for several years until the first Android device was launched, the T-Mobile G1. Joe began appreciating all of the free utilities Google provided and sold his soul (his precious data) to Google long before they got into the mobile OS business. So, there was no hesitation at all for him to jump on board and ride the Android train as an early adopter. And boy has it been a blast. Joe now works in the Engineering & Operations dept for a major mobile carrier where he remotely troubleshoots cell sites and loves being an Editor for TalkAndroid.


  • Aros

    Now I really want an Ice Cream Sandwich of both Android and real variety x.x