Next Android OS Version Called Honeycomb

  Next Android flavor to land as Honeycomb
The next codename Google's Android operating system roadmap would include should be Honeycomb, following the launch of Gingerbread later this year, and in line with Google's naming of new platform flavors.

The next codename Google's Android operating system roadmap would include should be Honeycomb, following the launch of Gingerbread later this year, and in line with Google's naming of new platform flavors.

No specific details on what the upcoming mobile operating system variant would include have emerged until now, but it seems that it should bring only a few changes from Gingerbread.

Basically, that would mean that, in case the next Android OS lands as 3.0, Honeycomb would be released as 3.1 or 3.2, and not as Android 4.0, as some might have expected.

According to TechRadar, the fact that Google would name the platform flavor Honeycomb has been confirmed by various sources.

Gingerbread was previously rumored to come with enhancements for the use of Android on tablet PCs, and the next version of Android might improve these features furthermore, it seems.

Basically, it might arrive as an update similar to what Android 2.2 Foryo meant for smartphones powered by the Android 2.1 Éclair solution.

Of course, no official confirmation on whether the OS version would be named Honeycomb emerged until now, or on whether it would be an Android 3.x flavor.

Considering the fact that Google has named previous Android versions after sweets, it wouldn't come as a surprise if this would be the actual name for the next platform release.

With Gingerbread set to make an appearance on the market sometime in late 2010, if not set back for early 2011, one should expect for Honeycomb to emerge later during the next year, most probably related mainly to tablet PCs.

There are still a great deal of unknowns in the area, but, with Google set to make the Android OS available on a wider range of devices, the aforementioned rumors might actually prove real in the end.

All in all, we should wait for Gingerbread to arrive on shelves first, as info on Honeycomb would certainly surface at that time, or soon after.

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By    19 Aug 2010, 17:01 GMT