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After Ice Cream Sandwich Comes Android Jelly Bean?

By - Source: This Is My Next | B 35 comments

Google is slowly working its way through our favorite sweets in alphabetical order. So what has Mountain View got planned after it serves up the ice cream sandwiches?

Google has developed a bit of tradition in the years since Android launched. The company has been naming each new build of the mobile operating system after a sweet dessert, progressing through a delectable world of treats in alphabetical order.

For the last few months, we've been looking forward to the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich, which Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt promises is coming in October or November of this year. A mashup of Android 3.0, codename Honeycomb, and Android 2.3, also known as Gingerbread, the idea behind Ice Cream Sandwich is to try to bring the same build to both tablets and smartphones. This weekend, the folks over at This Is My Next are reporting that Google has already got plans for Android post-Ice Cream Sandwich.

Chris Ziegler cites a source that says Jelly Bean is next on the menu over at Google. What's more interesting is that this 'trusted source' also says that several of the "game-changing features" planned for Ice Cream Sandwich have been delayed and will instead arrive with Jelly Bean. Google hasn't talked much about what we can expect with Ice Cream Sandwich but the fact that it's supposed to combat Android fragmentation by bringing both the tablet and smartphone versions together suggests that it's an important build. It would be disappointing if ICS turned out to be nothing more than a freshened up version of older Android builds.

However, all is not lost. Since Ziegler's initial post went live, a second source has chimed in regarding the name and nature of ICS. This person said that while 'Jelly Bean' moniker is definitely in the running, the final 'J' codename hasn't yet been decided. Furthermore, the source, also said to be well regarded, says that Ice Cream Sandwich will still be a pretty big release, complete with "some fairly major architectural, functional, and design changes."

With Ice Cream Sandwich just around the corner, excitement is building regarding the first handsets to run the OS. Among the first is thought to be the Samsung-built Nexus Prime.

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    back_by_demand , September 12, 2011 7:41 PM
    Yeah, predicted this a while ago, seems it's turned into a whole non-story, at work we went through the rest of the alphabet.

    It gets very difficult without using brand names and not generic terms, for example M would not be able to use Mars Bar, or at least not without a lawsuit.
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    cmartin011 , September 12, 2011 7:44 PM
    how about peach cobbler please

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    Hupiscratch , September 12, 2011 8:06 PM
    Just remember to brush your teeth.
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    zebassist230 , September 12, 2011 8:06 PM
    hmmm .... i predict Android Kellogg's.
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    brickman , September 12, 2011 8:16 PM
    Then kumquat? lol
    Cant think of any candy that starts with K, unless Kit-Kat bar.
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    back_by_demand , September 12, 2011 8:26 PM
    zebassist230hmmm .... i predict Android Kellogg's.

    brickmanThen kumquat? lolCant think of any candy that starts with K, unless Kit-Kat bar.

    Both brand names for Kellogs and KitKat, as well as KrispyKreme Donuts

    Hang on, may be onto something here, maybe KrispyKreme should pay Google money to use the name, fantastic method for advertising.
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    wintermint , September 12, 2011 8:31 PM
    back_by_demandYeah, predicted this a while ago, seems it's turned into a whole non-story, at work we went through the rest of the alphabet.It gets very difficult without using brand names and not generic terms, for example M would not be able to use Mars Bar, or at least not without a lawsuit.


    Marshmellow.
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    back_by_demand , September 12, 2011 8:42 PM
    wintermintMarshmellow.

    Genius, OK guys, keep it going!!!
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    Trialsking , September 12, 2011 9:11 PM
    Nestle
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    captainnemojr , September 12, 2011 9:23 PM
    Kolache
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    aftcomet , September 12, 2011 9:26 PM
    Don't understand why they have to use names for each one.. What's the problem with using numbers?

    If you've got to use names can you at least use something normal and not names for food?
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    back_by_demand , September 12, 2011 9:39 PM
    aftcometDon't understand why they have to use names for each one.. What's the problem with using numbers? If you've got to use names can you at least use something normal and not names for food?

    Because it is original and the fact people are talking about it raises the profile, very good marketing tactic
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    sonofliberty08 , September 12, 2011 9:48 PM
    lollipop
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    FishLemon , September 12, 2011 9:55 PM
    Marzipan seems a likely M for me, but Marshmallow certainly has its charms.
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    cohetedor , September 12, 2011 10:04 PM
    K for key lime pie or Kiwi, n for nougat.
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    SoiledBottom , September 12, 2011 10:09 PM
    The Google Sugar rush

    4 out of 5 dentists approve of the Google Sugar Rush....the 1 dentist that disapproved was Dr. Jobs DDS...who suggests some sorta fruit product.
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    otacon72 , September 12, 2011 10:21 PM
    Android tablet sales are going nose dive next year when W8 tablets start rolling out.
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    Anonymous , September 12, 2011 10:52 PM
    Jello!
    Kahlua! (Not candy but dangit I like coffee)
    Licorice!
    Mousse!
    Neapolitan!
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    QEFX , September 12, 2011 11:31 PM
    Can't wait for 5.x (diabetic coma)

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    hetneo , September 13, 2011 12:06 AM
    brickmanThen kumquat? lolCant think of any candy that starts with K, unless Kit-Kat bar.


    Khaskhas Halwa
    Kiwi Mousse
    Kiwi Souffle
    Kahlua
    Kozunak
    Khova egg pudding
    Kiwi fruit cake
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