The much anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich update for Android has been confirmed for an October/November release by Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt. This falls in line with previous rumours, that the smartphone OS would be launched in direct competition to Apple’s iPhone 5.
Schmidt’s revelation was made at the Dreamforce conference during an interview with SalesForce.com CEO Marc Benioff. The Google boss said, “We have a new operating system, internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich for some reason, which is being released in October/November, which everyone’s really excited about.”
There’s no word yet on an official release date for Ice Cream Sandwich but CNET are predicting Google’s vice president of mobile Andrew Rubin will unveil it at the AsiaD conference, which runs from 19-21 October. The smartphone OS will aim to merge the Android experience between phones and tablets.
For those of you who want to watch Schmidt’s entire keynote speech from Dreamforce, it’s available to view below. Also, can someone explain to him Android updates are named alphabetically after famous deserts?