PC World: “Google unveiled a new version of its mobile Android OS (deliciously nicknamed “Ice Cream Sandwich”) at this morning’s keynote at Google I/O in San Francisco. Ice Cream Sandwich brings the best features of Honeycomb to mobile phones. Still, other than a few intriguing demos, Google did not disclose many details about the update, such as when it will be available to consumers.
Interestingly, Google addressed one of the biggest gripes both developers and consumers have about the Android platform: fragmentation. There are hundreds of Android devices out there in many shapes and sizes. And while choice is great, it is incredibly difficult for app developers to meet the needs of so many different types of phones and tablets.
Google stressed that Ice Cream Sandwich would address this issue, since the apps experience is a huge part of the Android platform. Ice Cream Sandwich seeks to give app developers tools they need to accomplish this. Google also proclaimed the lofty goal of “one OS that runs everywhere.”