Oh Jason Kincaid, you lucky fellow. Kincaid is a writer for TechCrunch, and has firsthand heard (from no less than Andy Rubin, the Android chief) that the next version of Android (we’re thinking 2.4) will be called Ice Cream Sandwich. Up until now we weren’t sure what it’d be called at all, with best guesses being Ice Cream because of the whole alphabetical order deal (Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and now Ice Cream.) This factoid was brought to the world via a simple passing conversation. Wild.

Kincaid and his pal Michael Arrington had been having a conversation with Andy Rubin about the Nexus S which came out recently of course, and the name just sort of… came up. How about that. Also I like how Kincaid is noting how because it’d be difficult to differentiate between images of Froyo (frozen yogurt) and Ice Cream, they more than likely decided on Ice Cream Sandwich – everyone knows what that is. Get ready for the simplest giant sculpture of them all.

Also, when’s the gigantic Honeycomb sculpture going to arrive? We’ve been waiting FOREVVVERR.

[Via TechCrunch]

  • The Honeycomb sculpture should have like little bees on it, making honey.

    But on closer inspection, the bees are actually little honeybee-themed Androids.

  • Omg! People if android gingerbread is 2.3 & honeycomb is 3.0 how could ice cream sandwich be 2.4… just wait until Google makes things official before posting false and nonsense rumors

  • Chris Burns

    W!LL take a look at the explanation for your conundrum right here in the comments: http://androidcommunity.com/android-2-4-ice-cream-coming-this-summer-20110110/

  • Nauman

    So, what? does it make any difference? Absolute none sense blogging.

  • People if android gingerbread is 2.3 & honeycomb is 3.0 how could ice cream sandwich be 2.4…

    • Manas Tare

      honey comb is tablet specific, you cant compare GB2.3 with HC3.0…. IS2.4 thus becomes successor of GB2.3

    • here’s your answer to your question man,ice cream sandwich is consider 2.4  because the last firmware Update for smartphone devices was 2.3 gingerbread ,and honeycomb Is 3.0 Yes but that firmware Update Is only for tablets,so it doesnt really count since its only for tablets.so since the last firmware update for smartphone devices was 2.3 gingerbread now it’s 2.4 .. I know weird but it makes sense

  • This is going to be the next big thing…