Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Android Ice Cream Sandwich In Oct or Nov

One of the major releases from the Android platform is their new operating system "Ice Cream Sandwich", check out what Google's Schmidt said about the release of the upcoming OS.

Eric Schmidt in a conference at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, pointed out that the next major version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, will launch in October or November. He said,

"We have a new operating system, internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich for some reason, which is being released in October/November,which everyone’ really excited about.”

This announcement was unofficial, but he is the chairman of Google, we can take it as an official announcement and we can expect the release of the Ice Cream Sandwich SDK very soon.

Check out the video of conference:

Note - Schmidt's remarks about release is at around 30:00 in the video.

Ice Cream Sandwich will be a big release as it is supposed to the OS that finally unified all Android versions across talbets and smartphones.

We also know that Google is intending to make Ice Cream Sandwich fully open source. It didn't do this with Android 3.0 Honeycomb in an attempt to make things more consistent.

This release will raise concerns about the fragmentation issues, a report some days back still suggests that more than half of all Android users are still running Android 2.2, aka Froyo.

What new Android has to offer to the users? We have to wait some more weeks once we get to know all technical details about the upcoming SDK.

What do you feel about the new OS? Do Share your thoughts.


[via AndroidandMe]