Back in October we reported that Android 4.0 might be codenamed “Ice Cream”. Since then, a lot has changed. Gingerbread turned out to be Android 2.3 instead of Android 3.0, as it was initially expected to be. Furthermore, Google went with Android 3.0 for Honeycomb, which is targeted at tablets. The next version of Android, which will be revealed this summer, is now expected to be Android 2.4, and not Android 4.0 as per our earlier predictions. Also, it’s not going to be called “Ice Cream”.
Andy Rubin, the man in charge of Android, has confirmed to TechCrunch that the next iteration of Android will bear the codename “Ice Cream Sandwich”. Jason Kincaid believes that Google opted not to use Ice Cream as it would have been hard to visually distinguish it from FroYo (Frozen Yogurt).
While I appreciate that Google didn’t go for something as obvious as Ice Cream, “Ice Cream Sandwich” is indeed quite a mouthful. What is your take on Google’s decision? What would you have picked? Don’t forget to let us know.