Android 3.0 Gingerbread follow up dubbed Honeycomb

With Android 3.0 Gingerbread set to drop in October, we’ve moved on to speculation about what sweet-toothed codename will be applied to the next Android update. Today’s rumour: Google’s going to call the Gingerbread successor, Android Honeycomb. Does that sound like a sweet idea or a saccharine step too far?

TechRadar claims multiple sources have tipped it the wink that the next Android course after Android 3.0 Gingerbread will be Android Honeycomb. Besides the name, it doesn’t have any more details to divulge about what that Android update might include.


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The speculation is that Android Honeycomb will be an an incremental jump from Android 3.0 Gingerbread, just as Android 2.2 Froyo added new features to Android 2.1 Eclair. That would make it Android 3.1 or 3.2 rather than a leap to Android 4.0.

In June, Google’s Android supremo Andy Rubin suggested updates will eventually move to once a year so we could have a while to wait between Android 3.0 Gingerbread’s arrival and Android Honeycomb hoving into view.

Android 3.0 Gingerbread is set to focus on higher resolution screens and more powerful processor with speculation that Android 2.2 Froyo will stick around for a while on lower specced devices. Perhaps Honeycomb is a deliberate choice to suggest Google’s attempts at reducing fragmentation.

If you’re a bemused by Google’s dessert-based naming scheme, check out our handy Android codename guide. And hit the comments to offer up your suggestions for sweeter names for the next  Android update. Android Meringue anyone?

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