Google Android 4.0 named, say hello to Android Ice Cream

Google continue food based naming of Android OS

Ice Cream joins Gingerbread and Cupcake at Android party

Version 4.0 of Google’s mobile operating platform Android has had its codename reveal it appears with the OS sticking to the food based theme of its predecessors and adopting the moniker, Ice Cream.

With versions 3.0 (Gingerbread) and 3.5 (Honeycomb) still waiting in the wings and version 2.2 of the mobile operating system FroYo, or Frozen Yogurt for us outside the US, still rolling out across the Google powered mobile devices, the newly named Ice Cream is not expected to launch until late in 2011.

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Word of the Ice Cream branding of Android version 4.0 comes from Tudor Brown, President of ARM and a man very familiar with Google’s plans for Android, despite the big G refusing to comment on the name of future OS editions. “The next platform release names are Gingerbread and Honeycomb. Additional timing and details have not been released yet" said a Google spokesperson in an official release recently.

Ice Cream follows previous Google Android renditions that have taken their names from food stuffs such as Cupcake, Donut and Éclair.

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