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Android 2.4 to be released in February

The Honeycomb version will actually be the Android 2.4 instead of the previously rumored 3.0

When the Gingerbread version of the Google Android OS was in the works, people assumed that this would be the 3.0 version of the OS. But then, finally when the Gingerbread iteration was launched, Google announced it to be the Android 2.3.

And now again, rumors doing the rounds suggest that the currently in-development version of the Android OS, the Honeycomb, might not be the Android 3.0, contrary to popular belief. Rumor-mills say that the upcoming Honeycomb version of the OS might actually be version 2.4 of Android. In fact, reports say that Google might just unveil the Android 2.4 version in the CES 2011 event, and that too demonstrated on tablets. The actual release of the OS might take place in the subsequent month, i.e. February, on occasion of the Mobile World Congress.

What also is being said is that the Android 3.0 , to be called “Ice Cream” or “Jelly Bean”, will probably see a launch in May next year. This is reinforced by the fact that there have been talks going around that there is a major event planned by Google I/O in May and experts see the launch of Android 3.0 to be a part of it.

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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2010-12-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)