I know what you’re thinking: “Honeycomb was just announced last week, and now we’re hearing Ice Cream rumors?” Well, yes. Rumor has it that not only is the next Android version going to be named Ice Cream, it’ll sport the 2.4 version number. Honeycomb is 3.0, so it’s a bit odd for Google to backtrack numbers to 2.4. But, Honeycomb was designed especially for tablets, so if you’re keeping score at home, the latest version for phones is 2.3, which explains why Ice Cream is 2.4. Confused yet? We’re hearing whispers of a June or July release, and an announcement at Google I/O in May. No word on what features Ice Cream will bring, but I’m sure more info will flow in soon enough.
Google has stated that they want to stagger updates, releasing 2 per year. In 2010, they released 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3. Just a week into 2011 and we’ve already seen 3.0. Google has some work to do if they want to meet their goals on this one. But a June release would fit the timeline. We’ll let you know if we hear a date or any more info on Ice Cream. Anyone else feel like the updates are too close together? Sound off in the comments!