Feb, 15 2011

The bombs just keep dropping from Google’s CEO at his keynote speech. We already heard that Android market now has 150,000 applications, and that daily activations have hit 350,000, and now he’s informed us all that Android “I” for Ice Cream (Sandwich) will combine Gingerbread and Honeycomb.

It’ll certainly solve the naming and versioning issue we’ve all been wondering about, and it’ll be nice to know that at least some of Honeycomb’s pretty bits will eventually be applied to phones. I’m sure it makes life easier for them to not have to maintain two different versions, too. (Though they still will, to some degree, but won’t have to ship two different packages to OEMs.)

We’ve also learned that their release cycle will go from the one year that Vic Gundotra once told us it’d be back to the 6 months that it already is – that’s that, I guess. And now we are all going to be wondering when Ice Cream comes out. And then you’ll have to hope that your phone will end up getting it. Such torture.