Android 2.4 coming in April?
Now the latest rumour, said to be originating from manufacturer ViewSonic, claims that Android 2.4 will be an updated version of Gingerbread that will introduce the ability to run Honeycomb apps, designed for dual-core chipsets, to single-core phones running Android.
It is said that Gingerbread 2.3 is not able to support dual-core apps, hence the need to launch 2.4.
Three days ago we told you that Ice Cream is set to incorporate Honeycomb features, but according to the guys at Pocket-lint, and their source at ViewSonic, this is actually Android 2.4, while Ice Cream is destined to be 3.1.
This is to say that the ViewSonic ViewPad 4 (our hands-on here) will be launched with Android 2.4 out of the box in April 2011.
Well, the dispute about the next Android update is getting seriously confusing, with conflicting reports flooding the net. Tell us what you think on this one, but better yet drop us a hint if you have a reliable information.
1. india rep (unregistered)
ver 2.4!!!!....half of the users are still far behind froyo....believe me guys fragmentation is gonna b a major prob for android
2. android_hitman (Posts: 672; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)
true... it's stupid to buy a new phone to get an updated version of the OS
4. ribbonsalmark (Posts: 84; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
yeah but if your an AT&T customer you really have no choice.
3. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
I have a feeling i'm gonna catch a lot of crap for this, but I completely agree with you, and being that I just got a pixi that I love, I'm using my current upgrade to get a WebOS device whenever it's released.
5. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I hope/dream that manufacturers are waiting for the 2.3 call bug to be fixed and that some phones may skip 2.2 and get 2.3 at least it will release the tension on the users and recover some trust
6. zerovampire311 (Posts: 42; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
Google recently released a study showing there's less than 5% of Android users without Froyo or better. We're a ways off from there being a multitude of "Dual core only" apps anyways. In the next year, pre-2.2 phones will become non-existent.
8. Kjayhawk (Posts: 291; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)
It makes sense. anyways android isnt as fragmented as you think. almost all phones are on 2.x. now android was fragmented when people were still on 1.6, but that is a very rare case now
7. Arqjavsa (unregistered)
Were to do they get this numbers les than 5% of Android user without Froyo I have a Motorola Mliestone and I don´t have Froyo don´t know if I´m going to get it,one thing I´m sure that there are a lot people with phone older than 1.5 years old that don´t have Froyo either.
9. fukandroid (unregistered)
Im sick up updates every 2 months then they say my phone will not get the upgrade then i gotta get a new phone...Im doing back to blackberry
10. webOSdev2.0 (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
All of these updates are crazy how does a developer keep up
12. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
apps often work on any versions above 2.x
11. tm6248 (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Feb 2011)
Wow android 2.4 already....yeah you are right india rep alot of folks still don't have android 2.2 froyo yet I think there moving way to fast with these updates and the rate there going we weill never catch up.