Today we get some information related to upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android operating system. In an interview with Salesforce.com’s Marc Benioff, Google’s Eric Schmidt revealed that the next Android version, which is codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich, would be rolled out in October or November.
It is being expected that this version will unify two android versions that are Honeycomb, which is developed for tablets, and Gingerbread, which is mainly available for phones.
We have a new operating system, internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich for some reason, which is being released in October/November, which everyone’s really excited about.
As far as Google Android’s competitors are concerned, Apple has already announced that its next major iOS version will be released in this fall, bringing more than 200 new features like new and revamped Notifications Center, iMessage, Twitter integration, Newsstand, Reminders etc, where as Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Mango build is also under final testing and it might be released anytime soon.
It seems Google is following the roadmap, esp in terms of internal codenames, which we posted last year. According to that roadmap Ice Cream Sandwich is to be released in Winter 2013 but October or November will be a perfect time for Google to release this version just after the release of new versions from its competitors.
Check out Schmidt’s comments at the 30:25 minute mark in this video: