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Android 2.4 Ice Cream Pops Up On ITProPortal

While digging in our Google Analytics, we were surprised to spot quite a few visits from devices that ran on the next iteration of Google Android version 2.4, otherwise known as Ice Cream, since the beginning of December 2010.

With Honeycomb (Android 3.0) already available on the Motorola Xoom tablet, and Gingerbread on the verge of becoming mainstream, one can expect Ice Cream to be shoe-horned into the smartphone market as Google tries to tidy up its offering (Honeycomb for tablets, Gingerbread/Ice Cream for smartphones).

Expect Ice Cream to be available at the end of the first half of 2011 when more powerful dual core smartphones appear on the market.

Like for most other products & services, Google very rarely commits to a date because of the nature of its business but given that Google I/O 2011 (opens in new tab) is set to take place on the 11th of May 2011 in San Francisco, one can expect an announcement there.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.