Android Honeycomb might be Gingerbread's successor, will be marked 3.x

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Android Honeycomb might be Gingerbread's successor, will be marked 3.x
The dust still hasn't settled with all the updates rolling out for Android 2.2 (Froyo), and all the info swirling its successor 3.0 (Gingerbread), but now we have to memorize yet another sweet sounding moniker?

The ubiquitous “multiple sources” have cited Honeycomb as the next iteration of Google's mobile OS. While Gingerbread aims to completely revamp the user interface, Android 3.x (Honeycomb) will be more of a minor update, the way 2.1 followed 2.0 (Éclair).

Google used to say that only the major releases will have sweet-sounding names, and minor releases will come with plain numbers, but they strayed away with 2.2 by naming it Froyo. We wouldn't call Android 2.2 insignificant update given what it brought to the table, so we have high hopes for Honeycomb - if only we knew what Gingerbread will be. We sincerely hope Google will slow down with those releases after Android 3.0, as it promised, since we are getting sugar-rushed every two or three months now, this can't be good for our health.

source: TechRadar via IntoMobile

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13 Comments

1. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I think one release should be completed before we're two more down the road. What happened to the Incredible Froyo release yesterday?

2. enemyisyou

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 04, 2009

I agree. I know Verizon takes awhile to roll out the new releases once they start, but I would like my 2.2 update before we start hearing about 3.x...

3. narley21 unregistered

you are waiting on FROYO because of HTC not because of google. The word is that you'll no longer have to wait in the future with 3.0 because it wont require a Sense/Motoblur UI on top of the google software. so I dont know why you'd blame a carrier for a slow release...

4. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I don't blame a carrier or Google. That said, there are phones running Gingerbread and they're already talking about Honeycomb? I think Google is a step ahead of themselves there. That said, I heard that Google was doing away with the need for SenseUI and I'm very happy. I feel like SenseUI slows my phone down a LOT and I'll be glad to see 3.0. The other thing I hope they improve is their email.

7. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

This is how a smart development cycle occurs- You have the initial planning, the actual programming, then the bug fix/testing, then release. Right now 2.2 Froyo is being released and/or being tested by HTC/Moto/Other companies for release. Gingerbread is in the actual programming phase. And Honeycomb is in the initial planning phase. Most companies have different teams which do different things. Nothing to get your panties in a bunch around.

5. pesmoman unregistered

i camn but agree with the other comments when are the three network releasing the android 2.2 for the htc desire never mind android 3 then we can talk about gingerboard or ginger bread or ginger biscuits

6. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

There is not even one android phone that runs 3.0 and there isn't even any confirmed details on 3.0 and they are already talking about the next upgrade?

8. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

This is how a smart development cycle occurs- You have the initial planning, the actual programming, then the bug fix/testing, then release. Right now 2.2 Froyo is being released and/or being tested by HTC/Moto/Other companies for release. Gingerbread is in the actual programming phase. And Honeycomb is in the initial planning phase. Most companies have different teams which do different things. Nothing to get your panties in a bunch around.

9. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Shouldn't you see the successes and failures of gingerbread at least in a testing environment before planning and developing Honeycomb?

10. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Im hardly getting my "panties in a bunch" by asking a simple question. So please spare me your unnecessary and immature remarks.

11. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

A simple question is, is the sky blue, or what is your name. The question you asked consists of a statement, than a fact based on that statement. The panties bunching was copy pasted off someone else's remark. Either way, chill the fuck out.

12. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You would think so, but most development teams actually have troubleshooters that respond to bugs or stuff that gets past testing. These people are an adjunct to the development team, or even a whole another team. They release mini fixes, like one that will come out to fix the Captivate GPS, or iphone bars display, etc. Basically, if you waited for a release before even working on the next one, development would be much slower than it is today.

13. blackzero unregistered

The biggest difference between Gingerbread and Honeycomb is going to be this simple.... Gingerbread will be on phones and Honeycomb will be on tablets. Honeycomb is not meant for phones, it is built to optimize the Android OS for tablet sized devices. So they will be almost a simultaneous launch. Everyone knows 2.2 is NOT meant for tablets which is why the Galaxy Tab only has a very small quantity being made. They are shipping one supply to stores to test the water. Then if they do well they will most likely produce another Tab2 with a bigger size and running Gingerbread. That is all the inside scoop I will give today. :)

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