New Android operating system rumoured to arrive in April

Rumours are suggesting that the new version of Google's Android mobile operating system could arrive as soon as April

Google’s mobile operating system, Android, could be updated as soon as April, reports are suggesting. Although Android 2.3, codenamed Gingerbread, was only announced before Christmas, version 2.4 could be due to take over quickly to integrate new features from Google’s tablet computers. Version 2.3 introduced an improved user interface to Android, as well as updating the systems maps to include more efficiently downloading. It was closely followed, however, by Honeycomb, Google’s operating system that was specifically optimised for tablets, which will be launched first on Motorola’s forthcoming Xoom model. Google has made conflicting announcements on whether or not Honeycomb would actually be used for smartphones as well as tablets. Now reports appear to suggest that a new version of Android, 2.4, will be necessary to allow smartphones to take advantage of features that will be important to Honeycomb. Reports are also conflicting on whether 2.4 will have a new name, such as Ice Cream or Ice Cream Sandwich, or still be called Gingerbread. Upgrading the version will also, it is likely, cut down on the amount of coding that developers will need to do to make their apps work on both tablets and smartphones. Although Google declined to comment officially, the company has indicated that both outgoing Chief Executive Eric Schmidt and head of mobile, Andy Rubin, will be attending Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.

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