Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Sep 2011 21:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ever since Honeycomb's release, Android has had two versions out in the wild (well, if you disregard the non-current versions, that is). The next major Android release, Ice Cream Sandwich, is supposed to fix this problem by having one single version of Android for both phones and tablets. Google now has a blog post up which presents some options for developers to prepare their applications for Ice Cream Sandwich.
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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

Seems like they are still on schedual.
- older versions released.
- honeycomb source held back.
- icecream Sandwitch released.

They've always said that honeycomb source would not be released where icecream sandwitch will merge the two source trees and be made available for download.

If what I'm missing here is that they are going to release the OSS parts of icecream sandwitch (all but hardware drivers?) then it's a big fat "meh" as this was always the stated outcome and timeframe.

If what I'm missing is that the entire Anroid stack is going to be delivered under an open license including kernel hardware modules and firmware then yeah, that's a huge "about time" probably only second to delivering a standardized distribution across devices claiming to be Android branded.

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