Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread) was announced earlier this month, and the next version which is called “Honeycomb”, could be available in February next year. While it was said that “Honeycomb” would be Android 3.0, some news sources are reporting that it could be Android 2.4 instead.
Google has announced the launch of the Nexus S smartphone based on the latest Android 2.3 mobile operating system, codenamed Gingerbread, earlier this month. Which also means that Android 2.3 is official and that it will be rolled out to most compatible devices in due time.
But as we await for the Nexus S and Android 2.3 update availability in Singapore, the search engine giant has already been developing the next version of Android, codenamed Honeycomb, which most referred to as Android 3.0. According to androidandme, Honeycomb may well be Android 2.4 instead (although we aren’t exactly sure what’s the difference or how important is the version naming of 2.4 and 3.0).
At a mobile conference in December, Google VP Andy Rubin has unveiled a prototype of Motorola MotoPad that runs “Honeycomb” and it was speculated that the product could be announced or showcased at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. However, it is very unlike Google to have two Android platforms announced in such short period of time. Therefore, we are led to believe that “Honeycomb” will be officially announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in February 2011.