It's Ice Cream Sandwich, y'hear?

It's Ice Cream Sandwich, y'hear?G is for Gingerbread, H is for Honeycomb, and I is for Ice Cream. We're talking of course about Google's neat alphabetised system for naming successive releases of Android after sweet-toothed treats.

But while we know already that I is definitely going to stand for Ice Cream, we've just heard for a second time that Google is actually planning on calling it not just Ice Cream, but Ice Cream Sandwich.

Now let's get this out of the way now – the exact name for Google's next OS release really doesn't matter even the tiniest bit, but these Android names have been fun to follow, so it's interesting to hear that we might have been getting one of them slightly wrong.

We first heard the Ice Cream Sandwich name back in January, when it was reported that Android boss Andy Rubin had used it to refer to the next release of the OS.

But we'd largely let it go in the months since, assuming that Google had seen sense and steered away from what is in the end a fairly daft name. Only it looks like it hasn't. The name was used again by Google employee Romain Guy on an official Android forum in response to a bug filing.

Either way we're expecting to know all about the name, and of course the far more important matter of just what the next blend of Android will bring to the table, during the Google I/O developer conference next week.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 3, 2011 at 16:42

it'll bring something new, something old, something borrowed, something cold...
Wait, that's the wedding forum next door... Doh

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