Android Honeycomb to be the ‘H’ Android version

by: James TromansAugust 19, 2010
'H' is for Honeycomb Android

'H' is for Honeycomb Android

If you hadn’t noticed, each major iteration update to the Android OS is named after some form of sweet snack or dessert. When Android was released at version 1.5, it was called Cupcake.  When version 1.6 hit the shelves, it was called Donut and soon people begun connecting the dots. Version 2.1 was named Éclair and the most recent version of Android is named Froyo (v2.2). Now, we are expecting to see Gingerbread as version 3.0 and this should be released in the new year. But what happens after that?

The rumor mill is reporting that ‘H’ will be for Honeycomb, although as of this moment, we have no official word on the matter. This is purely fun speculation, which could end up being spot on. We’re not sure whether Honeycomb will be version 3.1, 3.2 or even 4.0, but Techradar are reporting the following;

Multiple sources have confirmed to TechRadar that the next version will be called Honeycomb, although details of what this upgrade will bring are still sketchy.

[Source: TechRadar]
  • David

    1.5 wasn’t the first version on a commercially available phone. The G1 was released with 1.0, and a 1.1 update was sent out before the 1.5 update. However, I don’t think that 1.0 and 1.1 had dessert code names.

    • You are entirely correct, David. James had that totally wrong. 1.5 was merely the first version named after a dessert. 1.0 was the first version on a commercially available device (HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1), and 1.1 came out shortly thereafter.