Eric Schmidt didn't give a ton of details about the future of Android during
his MWC 2011 keynote


, but he did drop one interesting tidbit: the next version of Android will "start with an I, be named after a dessert" and combine
Gingerbread


for phones and
Honeycomb


for tablets into a cohesive whole. We'll just go out on a limb and say that he's talking about
Ice Cream


, and that we'll see that
Fragments UI


construct used to bridge the phone / tablet display size gap. Unfortunately, Eric didn't say anything about timing -- just that updates have been happening on a "six month cycle." Considering that Honeycomb has yet to officially launch on any devices, we'd say that's not so long to wait -- but of course we're also dying to know more as soon as possible. We'll let you know if we hear anything good.
Next version of Android will combine Gingerbread and Honeycomb, arrive on a six-month cycle


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