Next (next) Android version is Gingerbread?

It seems like it's a bit early to start hearing rumblings of the "H" nickname for Android. After all, it was just a few short weeks ago that we learned "F" was for Froyo -- frozen yougurt -- which follows Eclair, Donut and Cupcake.

But that didn't stop Google's Brian Swetland, who works on the Linux kernel for the Big G, from just dropping the following on the boards:

We maintain a set of patches on top of Linux, which we periodically rebase to the latest released Linux kernel. We've been doing this roughly every other kernel release since about 2.6.14. This week we're finalizing our move to 2.6.32 for the Android "Froyo" release, and we'll likely be on .33 or .34 for "Gingerbread".

That said, Froyo's not even available on phones yet, so "Gingerbread" may just be an internal nickname at this point. A nickname for a nickname, if you will. [ via AndroidAndMe]

  • I don't see how Android 1.5 is Cupcake, Android 1.6 is Donut... Then Android 2.0/2.1 are both Eclair??? You think that 2.1 would be Froyo.. But that's just my take on it. But I must say I like the name Gingerbread.. hmm could that be
    Android 3.0?? I know the Droid hasn't even got 2.1 yet and I'm already thinking about 3.0... My biggest dissapointment is how there are so many phones running Android with Different verison (the Devour will be 1.6).
  • No other info has been given on Froyo (like when we can expect it what version of Android it will be… 2.x maybe even 3.0..) so for now the name will just have to suffice. More details: I wonder, what version will be the 'gingerbread' will be? Lol, anyway it sounds cute, reminded me of the 'gingerbreaded man'
  • 2.1 is flan actually.
  • 2.1 IS NOT FLAN. Eric said it in his interview with engadget.
  • Not my gumdrop buttons!
  • Well all I hope is that the Nexus One being the First real Google phone, that Google itself will cater to all Nexus One users, and that we'll see any new updated software on our N1's FIRST! So I
  • @ericatomars06: Yeah, that was the thinking for a while. But 2.1's just part of the Eclair line. @rufflez: lol. Daughter was watching that this week. Couldn't resist.
  • Gingerbread is OK... I still like Gelato better, tho.
  • @ diaztradeinc so apparently the g1 wasnt a google phone
  • The G1 got timely updates from T-Mobile. From 1.0 -> 1.1 -> 1.5 and finally 1.6. T-Mobile has confirmed a 2.1 version for the G1 as well, so hang tight.
  • Still waiting on 2.X on Sprint... talks of newer makes me sad...
  • @yahma seriously? 2.1 for G1???? omg that might just kill the phone