TechRadar has done some digging, and actually have "multiple sources" that confirm that the version of Android following Android 3.0 ("Gingerbread") will be named "Honeycomb." Following Google's naming conventions for the OS, one could reasonably assume that a snack starting with "H" was up for the next next update. The previous named versions are: 1.5 ("Cupcake"), 1.6 ("Donut"), 2.0/1 ("Eclair"), and 2.2 ("Froyo"). There weren't many choices available, but I personally was rooting for "Haagen-Daz." [TechRadar via Gizmodo]


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After 'Gingerbread,' next Android version to be called 'Honeycomb?'


Yeah people keep talking about Gingerbread and onwards but only a few devices actually run Froyo.

I quite honestly could careless about what they keep calling them... We don't even know what Gingerbread WILL HAVE..... Word is a new UI which I am looking forward to.

But who gives a damn about a Honeycomb this early?

I think Ice Cream is too obvious. Icee is trademarked -- or maybe just for this Google will buy them with stock options they find stuck in the sofa cushions and under the car seats.

J...j...j...Jelly Roll, Jam Tart, Jalapeno Cocolate Cake (JaCoCa).

Android does need to slow it down with all these new OS builds. We haven't even fully rolled Froyo out, Gingerbread's still in speculation, yet we're ALREADY talking about what's after that? Sheesh! {{o_0}}

You do realize that with almost any software the team is working on the next build as soon as the previous build is released...if not in parallel right? I don't understand why people get so upset that they are talking about a new version when they haven't got the current update. Whether they talk about it or not the code is still there and whether you get it or not your phone still works with the features that caused you to buy it. Just look at it as something to look forward to. Or would you all rather wait around 7 years like you did for Windows?

I can imagine somebody getting stung to death at the campus because they thought a beehive was the new sculpture.

My GSM Hero is still stuck on Cupcake T_T.

Don't care enough to root because I'm saving up to buy the HTC Desire from Telus and unlock it, maybe then I'll try rooting.

Not that I'm looking for more control or Big Brother-ish behavior, but I think Google needs to get vendors on-board with rollout timing to avoid the kinds of frustration I keep hearing about and reading about in any number of places. If folks start to think they shouldn't get a certain brand or make of phone because it'll never get an upgrade, or the upgrade will be delayed or botched, the adoption rate will almost certainly fall as people wait to see what'll happen.

Google have "done" Froyo. The better handset manufacturers are releasing it, not as quick as we would like, but if you buy your phone via a mobile operator they are probably the current roadblock affecting most.

Google have to press on with developments.

What the manufactuers have to do at launch is commit at least to minimum upgrade (e.g. Desire HD launches with Froyo, guaranteed up to Gingerbread).

If mobile operators want to win me back, I need to see a good track record in Android upgrades. In the meantime, I don't trust the mobile operators - I will buy my phone direct, a flog it when a better one comes along. That way I get releases as soon as the manufacturer comes out with it.

So I am on a Nexus One, with Froyo AND Flash, secure in the knowledge it will be one of the earliest releases for Gingerbread.

I think this is Google's marketing strategy like early s reveals new Android OS, but be careful G everybody has a limit, the frustration of alot of people unable to get even Froyo can end in quit Android just because we are human and we are getting exasperate.

I really don't understand all the interest in the "code names" for OS versions, or why they continue to be used when a real version number is associated with it. Does it make people feel like they have the inside track, or are part of some club with a secret handshake? It all seems pretty childish to me.

I'm not saying that people shouldn't be doing it, just that I don't understand it.

Because it makes it fun(ny)
I was always amused with what strange combinations Ubuntu was going to come up with next in their early releases.

To do a checkin go to where u type in a phone number and enter *#*#and then checkin using the keypad the #*#*

I just heard from my uncle's, hairdresser's, cousin's girlfriend, who promises that she is the Vice President of Verizon, that Honeycomb will be OTA released for the Droid 1 on September 31st, 2010. I Can't wait!!!!!

It really is a shame that Android did not consider meat products as names for their upgrades.

Pork loin, chicken breast, brisket, pork roast w/a mushroom sauce and garlic mashed potatos .. I just made myself drool :o)

When will the Eris get Honeycomb? Huh? Huh? When? Hurry up Verizon and HTC, why are you dragging your feet?


I've been enjoying Froyo for a while now. The excitement is subsiding and I'm growing more and more curious about Gingerbread (my speculations were correct on that one). While Haagen-Daz and HoHo are a brands, and Huckleberry is a fruit, not a dessert... I also speculated on Honeycomb... mostly because there's no other options. Ice Cream is obvious too... Google likes to keep things simple.