TechCrunch is reporting that they have reason to believe that the version of Android to follow Honeycomb will not be Ice Cream, as many bloggers (including myself) have been assuming, but will instead be Ice Cream Sandwich. The source for their tip is Andy Rubin himself, the VP of Engineering for Google.
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According to the TechCrunch article, in a conversation between Michael Arrington (TechCrunch founder) and Andy Rubin, Mr. Rubin let the words "ice cream sandwich" slip when discussing the Nexus S.
This move makes some sense when you consider that every version of Android has a statue made to represent it in front of Google HQ, and when you consider that FroYo is already there in the form of soft-serve, it seems logical for Google to choose something that it significantly different from any other Android version name.
Except for one thing. There is such a thing as an ice cream scoop, and it does look pretty different from frozen yogurt in my opinion.
Before we can place trust in TechCrunch's article, it is important to note that AndroidGuys reminds users that Rubin has mislead the Android community before in almost exactly the same situation we are facing here. Back then, he let the word "flan" slip as the name for the Android version that we now know to be FroYo.
Icecicle, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Icing are all plausible names for the next version of Android. Till we have some more confident evidence, however, I will remain skeptical that Ice Cream Sandwich is the name of the next Android version.
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