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Honeycomb is Android 2.4 Not 3.0 As Reported

Androidandme.com Pocketnow.com and now Thedroidguy.com have all seen a very interesting entry in our Google Analytics. When clicking through operating system and then drilling down to version we’ve seen our share of 2.2, 2.3 and 2.3.1. Last night we received a click through from Android 2.4, presumably Honeycomb.

You may remember a few months back we saw 2.3 start popping up in our analytics shortly after androidcentral.com reported that they had seen it.  This interesting fact shows that people testing the upcoming Motorola Xoom and possibly the ,LG Honeycomb tablet are looking at thedroidguy.com. What else it says is that Honeycomb is version 2.4 and not 3.0.

Over the summer eveyone began to report that Gingerbread would be Android 3.0, however when thedroidguy was overseas for IFA we found that sites like Androidpit.com and pocketnow.com were referring to Gingerbread as 2.3, which proved to be true.  So it seems we can put it to rest now that Honeycomb is Android 2.4

Source: thedroidguy.com and pocketnow.com
image: pocketnow.com


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  1. The sucky thing is that IOS has Android beat here. Right now there are Froyo’s, Gingerbreads and now a few Honeycombs out there. With all different handset maker versions of each OS. I get why and all, but come on, it’s Google. They could say, no: you must release the new OS to your customers no later than by day X. But they apparently don’t. Android is no longer a novelty. Google doesnt have to worry about pissing off carriers or handset makers anymore.

  2. To build on what Joey says below, 2.4 could be a beta of Honeycomb and Android 3.0 could be the final release build. What do you think?

  3. Not necessarily, you’re making an inference based on circumstantial evidence. Remember that Eclair included builds under both 2.0 and 2.1. 2.4 COULD be an extended build of Gingerbread.

    We can’t draw any definite conclusions until there’s an official statement by Google or someone close to Android like Motorola or Samsung concerning Honeycomb’s version number.

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