Version 2.4 to roll out soon and replace version 2.3. Still to be called Gingerbread
The guys over at Pocket-Lint have gotten word from Viewsonic that their upcoming smartphone, the ViewPad, will feature Android version 2.4. According to Viewsonic, the reason behind the quick launch to the successor of Gingerbread 2.3 was dual core support. Mainly that 2.4 is being released to make sure that dual-core apps that are released for the tablet only 3.0 (Honeycomb) will also work on smartphones with complete backward compatibility.
The new version will still be called Gingerbread which kind of makes us wonder. Was it a mistake on Google’s part to release 2.3 this early? After all, not many people are clamoring over trying to score 2.3. Maybe a hold off until 2.4 comes out.
Google is also said to be building a new branch of code titled GRI17 (Ice Cream?) which is rumoured to be a version after Honeycomb which will bring many of Honeycombs features to smartphones.