Rumor: Android 2.4 in April as a Gingerbread Update

It seems that rumors of Android 2.4  are back, but in a different form than we’d heard before. Rather than 2.4 as the next named release, Ice Cream Sandwich, word now is that it’ll be an incremental Gingerbread release, as when 2.1 updated 2.0 but retained the Eclair name. In interview with Pocket-lint, a Viewsonic representative said that this 2.4 update will be on their upcoming ViewPad 4 phone, set for release in April.

The Viewsonic insider went on to say that the 2.4 update will be specifically to “ensure compatibility with dual-core apps.” Many have interpreted this to mean it will ensure apps designed for Honeycomb will run on Gingerbread phones, but Honeycomb itself does not require a dual core processor, so it seems to be a different distinction.

The rumor further muddies the question of whether Google will ever endorse Honeycomb for phones, and, if true, leaves us with no idea when a version named Ice Cream Sandwich might appear, and what version number it might have.

  • Jason

    I hope Google can fix the Arabic issue in this update 2.4
    Please Google we need it fixed this time 🙁

  • b87

    I for one, hope that 2.4 will bring a fully functional NFC API with Write, P2P and Card Emulation features.

  • RR

    Looks like all this site lives on is rumours.

    So blatant that the title itself declares it a rumour.

    Could be, may be, can it be that, it was overheard that..these seem like the only way to being an article in this site.

    I will stop visiting this site from now on for wasting time.

    There are so many better sites which give proper concrete contents. So nice to read and actually enjoy.

  • br549

    so, I’m still running the 2.1 b/c I have a mac and can’t update. Should I just hold out for the April (November) update and pray they have a mac app?