Every function of the tablet optimised Honeycomb iteration of Android will eventually land on smartphones powered by the OS, a Google mover and shaker has revealed.
Dan Morrill ,Android Open Source & Compatibility Tech Lead at the search giant, revealed the company’s plans to comprehensively port over Honeycomb’s USP’s to Android smartphones via Twitter.
However, whether all the functions will be present and correct in the forthcoming Ice Cream update for Android is unclear. Judging by Morrill’s Tweet we might have to wait for future versions to arrive for all of Honeycomb's features to make their way over.
He tweeted: “Honeycomb runs all existing Android apps; all the APIs & features will come to phones in some form. Just a matter of time.”
News of his prognosis for the platform comes after Google CEO Eric Schmidt yesterday disclosed that Ice Cream will be a hybrid of the current-gen Gingerbread smartphone version of the operating system and Honeycomb.
Addressing delegates at the Mobile World Congress, Schmidt also announced plans to cut the cycle of Android updates to once every six months. The move is intended to reduce fragmentation problems that have blighted the OS.
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