The news first came at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas that Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc running Android 2.4. Now, the second confirmation comes from Pocket-Lint, that "Google will release the next version of its mobile phone operating system, Android 2.4, in the summer,"
According to multiple sources familiar with the matter, Android 2.4, otherwise known as "Ice Cream," is set for a June/July timeframe this year with an announcement expected at the Google I/O, Google's annual developer conference at the beginning of May in San Francisco.
Ice Cream follows on the back of the launch of Donut (D), Eclair (E), Froyo (F), Gingerbread (G) and Honeycomb (H) with the next iteration in the list of releases Ice Cream (I).
Google has previously said that it was slowing down the timeline for Android, focusing on two major updates a year. With Gingerbread announced in December and Honeycomb in January, a June timeframe fits that ethos.
Unfortunately, when we asked our sources to go on the record, there was more seat shifting than on the Underground at rush hour.
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