“Google may be planning to keep Android 2 and 3 segregated in a long-term split of the platform, according to a ViewSonic source on Monday,” Electronista reports.
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Electronista continues, “The 2.4 update, once thought to be called Ice Cream, is now said to be a continuation of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) that would simply add backwards compatibility for dual-core apps on single-core phones. Ice Cream, Pocket-lint heard, should be Android 3.1 and would keep the two apart in features and the interface.”
“A 2.4 launch would arrive sometime in April,” Electronista reports. “If true, the schism could create problems for Google’s attempts to promote Android as a unified platform for both phones and tablets.”
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