Android Ice Cream to get a taste of Honeycomb

News about Android's confectionary themed updates sure gets us hungry. The latest is that version 2.4 aka Ice Cream Sandwich will be studded with chunks of Honeycomb or 3.0, the version optimised for tablets.


According to Phandroid, Google has just started to build a new bit of code for the Ice Cream update which will incorporate some elements of Honeycomb. There's no word on which features exactly, but apparently the Google team is considering bringing the two branches of Android - smartphone and tablet - closer together, which would make sense in light of ongoing criticism that the software's many updates are too hard for phone manufacturers to keep up with.
Google sources have previously said that there are no plans to port the Honeycomb OS to smartphones due to hardware requirements such as a dual-core 1GHz processor - but considering flagship phones like the LG Optimus 2X and Motorola Atrix have already been unveiled with just such a chip, we may be seeing more Honeycomb phone action than we think.

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