Honeycomb and gingerbread 

Live here at Mobile World Congress, we just got word from Eric Schmidt that the next version of Android will combine the feature set of Honeycomb and Gingerbread. Schmidt didn't give any details on naming (we've heard both Ice Cream and Ice Cream Sandwhich), but it'll definitely be the "I" version of Android. Looks like some of our favorite Honeycomb features will be making their way to phones. 

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treyrey86 says:


pearljam5000 says:

Its about time!

Maximiano says:

Cant wait for Cyanogen to work his magic when this comes out.

dwd3885 says:

i'd be happy just passing Gingerbread and going straight from Froyo to Ice Cream on any device yet upgraded to Gingerbread. But once they announce Ice Cream, then it'll be a while before it's out on actual devices, so maybe not.

FatalErrorz says:

I'll keep Froyo since my Evo isn't dual-core...A new UI would be nice, but, I have a feeling something newer would run like Froyo did on my Hero...s-l-o-w.

chefkeyser says:

I run Gingerbread on my year old Hero and it's lightning fast.

Gingerbread runs great on the Evo. Try Cyanogen Mod 7 sometime if you're rooted. It's not in a stable stage just yet, but it'll give you an idea, at least.

kinster02 says:

It's not stable... i'll pass you can keep it... not that big of and upgrade anyway. I'll wait for the fully baked version 2.4,

hoosiercub says:

The small details that make it better than Froyo are worth running the nightlies on my Droid Incredible.

The only unstable thing is battery life for me, everything else works great. GPS locks on instantly, video/photo works perfectly, and browser with full flash works perfectly fine too.

pDoG says:

This is what I thought from the beginning.

Paul627g says:

And yet some of us are still waiting for Froyo and were talking now about 3 os's ahead of what the current "official" release is on my phone..... I think Android is starting to get a bit too ahead of itself. - Epic 4g

bkrodgers says:

It's not that Android is getting ahead of itself. It's that Samsung is way behind. Samsung sucks at supporting their existing products.

Dhamp2g says:

That's true. I have the Gtab and judging by the new tabs Samy is releasing I know that I will never see an upgrading of Froyo on this thing. I will never buy another Samy product. This is my first and last.

pearljam5000 says:

will the galaxy s2 get ice cream?

lucasfrm says:

I have gingerbread running on Hero And Evo. Runs like a champ!

Mariodroid says:

Did he say something about an update for Nexus One?

serpico says:

Exactly! Any release date on this? I feel this is still a month or two away as are the new phones too. Hope Cyanogen7 becomes official soon for my nexus one, it's time.

judasmachine says:

In other news, Froyo combines pieces of Eclair and Doughnut. WTF?

icebike says:

Someone please ask Eric what the definition of a few weeks is.

pearljam5000 says:

Ice Cream=2.4?

Dark_Blu says:

I'd be happy to just get Gingerbread on my EVO. When's that due, by the way? After Samsung and it's carrier partners get Froyo on the Epic? Or maybe they won't and just skip to Gingerbread?

Dhamp2g says:

I really thought that after we got Froyo so fast that we would have gingerbread by now. I am very surprised that we don't have it on the EVO. It's bullshit if sprint is holding us up over Samsung. I just can't see that being the case.

here's hoping the the "I" stands for "It's It". So good.

rmunn says:

Spelling nit: "Ice Cream Sandwhich" should be spelled "sandwich". Just FYI.

onixblack says:

Can I just get Gingerbread already?

robnaj says:

So you mean Ice-cream

mattchew86 says:

That's good to hear. Maybe they found a way to incorporate older devices that aren't dual-core?

cporier91 says:

So glad I bought a NS, this update is going to be S"I"CK

inuchan says:

This is going to be awesome

ObsidianGT says:

Get back in the kitchen and make me a sand... which?