The next big evolution called Ice Cream Sandwich of Android Smart Phones is planned concurrent with Apples iPhone5 time plan. Both devices should be announced during this fall. Google brought forward its announcement in order to challenge Apple for the upcoming holiday season.
With Ice Cream Sandwich, both development lines – Gingerbread (2.3) for Smartphones and Honeycomb (3.2) for Tablets – will be harmonized. Google calls this version as most advanced and ambitious version jet, without giving more details about new features.