Android’s currently rocking to Honeycomb as the latest operating system for tablets (and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread for smartphones), but when October rolls around, it could signal the introduction of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – where it ought to be able to bridge whatever gap that arises between iOs and Android devices should Apple release their iPhone 5 then.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is said to be the successor to Android 3.x Honeycomb range, and while it was originally targeting a Q4 2011 rollout, it seems that Apple’s plans might have forced Google’s hand to beat it to the market. What makes Ice Cream Sandwich so special? Well, it will no longer segregate between tablets and smartphones, since this new version of the operating system will unify both genres into a single, adaptable Android platform.
Google has big plans for Ice Cream Sandwich, where they include extensive improvements to the Android camera app (about time, too!), improved facial recognition technology and a resolution-agnostic experience. Are you stoked already?
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