Something big might come after Gingerbread and Honeycomb unite in ICS
The next flavor of Android is expected to arrive on shelves as Ice Cream Sandwich, and should be followed by a new version in a matter of months, one that would sport the codename of Jelly Bean.Although nothing was officially confirmed on the matter, there is a strong possibility that things will go this way, some of the most recent reports on the matter suggest.
Google is already known for naming the various releases of Android after desserts, and names like Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, or Honeycomb should sound familiar to all Android fans around the world.
And since all these OS releases were named in alphabetical order, it was only natural for the next flavor of Android to follow tradition, and the one after it as well.
Ice Cream Sandwich is what Android devices are expected to taste later this year, and it appears that Jelly Bean might be served to them after that.
Unfortunately, specific info on what the OS version will be all about has not emerged for the time being.
We know that Ice Cream Sandwich, which is supposedly Android 4.0, is expected to bring unification to the platform by offering similar features and capabilities on both smartphones and tablet PCs, but nothing is known on what will follow.
Apparently, there will be some “game-changing stuff” coming along with the future Android release, though it remains to be seen what exactly that means and how it will affect Android's ascension rate.
Ice Cream Sandwich is said to arrive on devices with a series of architectural, functional, and design changes, and not only with a combination of Gingerbread and Honeycomb features.
Be that as it may, it still remains a mystery what Google's plans for Android include past the release of Android 4.0 later this fall, though some of these things might be unveiled as soon as Ice Cream Sandwich is officially launched in October November, so stay tuned.