Thursday, September 8, 2011

I Scream! You Scream! We All Scream for Ice Cream... Sandwich!

For those that don't know, Google's mobile operating system, Android has nicknames for the different versions that have been released.  All corresponding to desserts:

1.5 : Cupcake
1.6 : Donut
2.0/2.1 : Eclair
2.2 : FroYo
2.3 : Gingerbread

and for the tablets

3.0 : Honeycomb

Now, apparently, in the Google kitchen, if you combine Gingerbread and Honeycomb... you get an Ice Cream Sandwich.

Officially Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich is the proper, unified OS for both Android Smartphones and Tablets.  No longer requiring a separate system for each one, 4.0 allows developers to create apps for a broader range of consumers with compatible devices.

Google has announced that Ice Cream Sandwich will be available starting Nov/Dec of this year.

*** Sony Ericsson has also announced that their current xperia range, starting with the arc, will also be receiving Android 4.0 although the exact date was not revealed yet.  Let's hope soon! ***


  1. XDA community was finally able to unlock the bootloader! X10 has official gingerbread, but the X8, X10 mini and X10 mini pro might soon be on gingerbread as well!

    (although, as of this time, all the gingerbread ROM available for the three has the stock, 2.1 kernel)

  2. That's great news! Although I think I've outgrown the 600Mhz on my X10MP. I'm just waiting for the xperia ray or arc S. :P

  3. well, it's still something to look forward to, just in case you would be keeping the old phone and tinker with it :P

  4. Acer also confirmed upgrades for their A Series line of tablets which is great news, well for me anyway, Honeycomb is ok but even with version 3.2.....kulang e. Hopefully ICS will fill in those gaps and solve compatibility isuues with games (especially the gameloft titles)


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