Google is working on a new version of Android OS for smart phones. Since Honeycomb is optimized for tablets, PocketLint’s source claims that the new update scheduled in April will try and bridge the gap between Gingerbread running smartphones and tablets powered by Honeycomb OS.
The site claims that v2.4 will still be known as Gingerbread but the major reason to push the update early will be to allow consumers to use apps that support dual-core functionality on single-core devices. Some of the UI elements found in Honeycomb are expected to be ported to Gingerbread as well.
While we can be certain that Nexus S will be the first recipient, one of the first devices from another manufacturer will be Viewsonic’s ViewPad 4.