Although last month Sony Ericsson denied the existence of Android 2.4, it looks like Google is currently working on completing the new version of the OS, which may be released really soon.
According to Pocket-lint, ViewSonic (which announced Android tablets and a smartphone at CES 2011) has told the publication that Android 2.4 would be released in April this year, with the ViewPad 4 smartphone – pictured below – being among the first to run it.
Reportedly, Android 2.4 will still be called Gingerbread, and Google’s plan is to “ensure that dual-core apps designed for Honeycomb will be able to work with single-core devices running 2.4.”
If Android 2.4 comes out in April, most of the Android 2.3 smartphones that are bound to hit the market soon (like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, or the new Samsung Galaxy S2) will likely and hopefully receive updates to the new version of the OS shortly after launch.
What about the rumored Android Ice Cream? Well, Pocket-lint’s source believes that this will in fact be Android 3.1 – thus the next generation of the OS for tablets.
Of course, for the moment we can’t be sure of any of the details above. More on this as we get it.
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