Shortly after Honeycomb dropped, we were told that the next version of Android would bridge the gap between tablets and phones. That bridge was officially announced this morning at Google I/O: Ice Cream Sandwich.


Ice Cream Sandwich will be the newest version of Android, and it's going to bring the goodness of Honeycomb to phones, along with Gingerbread features to tablets. The update is due out in Q4 of this year, and the goal is to unify the Android experience across devices, which is a huge step towards ending fragmentation as we know it.

It's clear that between this and the Android Alliance, Google has really paid attention to the biggest problems in Android and is making a collaborative effort to efficiently address them.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • sgtguthrie

    Exciting morning!!!!!

  • Tyler

    I've been hearing of this all morning and I can't wait for it to be out :D
    Maybe soon they'll release the source code for honeycomb so devs can port it over too (:

  • Jonathan

    So Ice cream will be for both tablets and phones?

    • sgtguthrie

      Yep... Sure will be for tablets and phones.

  • Jaz

    I am so glad I chose android over ios and windows. Lets hope this new 18 month update initiative goes through successfully. Can't wait.

  • juniorsgv

    don't get too excited, this was very vague. expecting in my case motorola and at&t to work together to get gingerbread and then ice cream both out by end of year just won't happen. motorola atrix user here. my first and probably last android device. i'll be moving back to iphone when 5 is available.

    • sgtguthrie

      Your problem is your carrier, not Android.

    • Apple hater

      You shouldn't go for iShit. Yes, you may like it. But android's got all the functions and stuff that iShit hasn't.

  • Asphyx

    I am happy to hear that this is targeted at unifying but until now all reports said it was nothing more than allowing cross platform apps but not exactly a melding of the interface,
    Can someone give more details on this?

    Would be so cool if true!

  • vernon

    if i buy the nexus s by next year (my contract ends then)will it receive ice cream sandwich? or will there be a new nexus?

  • Sanjay

    Will this update be for Nexus One as well??

  • saguy

    will this icecreamsandwich work on my vodafone 845

    • Lol

      Yes,I ported it on XDA!
      Search for Lololololol!

      • saguy

        thanx dude!

        i willl try it as soon as my warranty expires