The next major iteration of the Android operating system, AKA Honeycomb, could launch as version 2.4 and not 3.0 as previously assumed, if latest rumours are anything to go by.
According to an anonymous third-party developer who tipped off AndroidandMe, the tablet-oriented edition of Google’s mobile OS is due to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February as a minor decimal bump rather than a full leap to a rounder figure.
Previous rumours suggesting that Android 3.0 was Gingerbread have already been proven wrong as it launched as version 2.3 with the newly unveiled Google Nexus S smartphone.
To be frank, we are not sure why 3.0 is suddenly the magic number for every Android update but we reckon it’s coming from a desperate desire to see a more substantial overhaul to the OS instead of smaller, more frequent upgrades. And by the looks of things, that's unlikely to change anytime soon.
Little is known as to what features will be packed with Honeycomb but we know for sure that it’s optimised for the tablet form factor as revealed with the hitherto unseen Motorola tablet at the recent D: Dive Into Mobile conference where Android-man Andy Rubin gave an extensive interview on-stage.
Stay tuned as we find out more information about Honeycomb.
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