Google could soon update its mobile operating system
Media reports suggest internet giant Google could soon update its mobile operating system, Android, to make it suitable for its tablet computers.
Android 2.3, the current version, was only launched before Christmas, and the next offering - Android 2.4 - is rumoured to release as soon as April.
The 2.3 edition came with certain improved features, like a better user interface and advanced downloading facilities.
However, Google immediately introduced Honeycomb, an operating system specifically meant for tablets, which will be available on Motorola's upcoming offering, Xoom.
Moreover, there have been a set of conflicting announcements from Google's side on whether Honeycomb would be used for smartphones or not.
Recent reports suggested that Android 2.4 will be essential for users to completely capitalise on Honeycomb's features.
There has not been any official announcement on what the new Android version will be called. Some reports said it will retain its codename Gingerbread, while others speculated it will be named Ice Cream or Ice Cream Sandwich.
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