Ice-cream in November may not sound like much of a treat, but for fans of Android, it is something they will be eagerly looking forward to.
According to executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, the latest version of the operating system will arrive in either October or November. In an interview (see video below) with SalesForce.com the former CEO said: “We have a new operating system, internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich for some reason, which is being released in October/November, which everyone’s really excited about.”
Ice Cream Sandwich was launched officially in May and is set to combine the fragmented smartphone and tablet versions of Android. It is said to intelligently adapt to whatever device it is running on.
Last month we got the first leaked images purporting to show the unifying OS, but we gleaned little information on how Ice Cream Sandwich will be able to adapt to various devices.
The first handset that will ship with the updated OS will probably the latest Nexus model, which will probably be called the Nexus Prime and could be built by Google’s new hardware partner, Motorola.
We should know more when the man in charge of the Android software, Andy Rubin, takes the stage at the AsiaD conference, which takes place between 19 and 21 October in Hong Kong.