Is Android 2.4 coming in April? We don’t think so
Tech world is buzzing with rumours about Android 2.4 launch in April. According to the gossip, the first device to acquire the version will be Viewsonic Viewpad 4.
Pocket Lint states that, the recently announced ViewPad 4 smartphone will be packing Android 2.4 when it launches in April. Moreover, the release date of version 2.4 has been brought forward to ensure that dual-core apps designed for Honeycomb (v3.0) will be able to work with single-core devices running v2.4.
But why would Google do this? The reasons prescribed seem very lame as it has been confirmed that Honeycomb does not have any special hardware requirements, so why would its apps have such requirements?
Secondly, Google already has a queue of manufacturers to work with, why suddenly support Viewsonic to get the first taste of upcoming Android 2.4.
We feel that the entire information pack is bogus. Google will only launch the next version sometime in August/September, and give manufacturers a breathing period to install these new versions onto their devices, rather than going on a version launch spree