Viewsonic has recently announced ViewPad 4 smartphone with a 4.1" screen will be packing Android 2.4, flash 10.1, have HD 720p video recording, playback, upload, and mini-HDMI 720p display output, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, Bluetooth 2.1 and 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity,when it launches in April.
And the update will produce an OS that has the ability to work with Honeycomb apps.
The news comes from hardware manufacturer Viewsonic, which insists the new version will be numbered 2.4 -- and it won't be called Ice Cream as expected; it will just be an updated version of Gingerbread.
According to a source, the release date of version 2.4 has been brought forward to ensure that dual-core apps designed for Honeycomb (v3.0) will be able to work with single-core devices running v2.4.
"We've just gotten word from a trusted source that Google has begun building a new branch of code - being called GRI17 (Gingerbread post-Honeycomb, aka "Ice Cream") - that aims to bring some of the new elements found in Honeycomb over to phones."
The same source tells that he believes Ice Cream to be 3.1, making us believe that Google intends to spilt the 2+ and 3+ OS variants going forward.
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