Google Android Ice Cream OS will Bring Honeycomb Features to Handsets

February 4, 2011, By Leo Xavier

Rumors about the next version of the Android operating system that comes after Android 3.0, which is expected to be Android Ice Cream, had started well before the unveiling of the Honeycomb OS. Now, it appears that Google has already started working on its upcoming OS.

As you might know, yesterday Google held an event that focused on the tablet optimizations in Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Now, details surrounding a smartphone variant of the OS have emerged.

Latest info suggests that the search giant has already started working on a smartphone build, GRI17, that is being referred to by the code-name ‘Ice Cream’.

And it appears that the new build will be bringing some of the elements found in Honeycomb over to handsets.

There hasn’t been any hints regarding which Honeycomb features will find their way on to the smartphone OS. It is expected that the upcoming OS will have some features resembling Honeycomb’s new notification system and visual themes.

It is expected that the Android Ice Cream will only be unveiled in the third quarter of 2011. Stay tuned for more info on the matter.

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