Android Phone Tips

Android Phone Tips
Is Google TV heading to the Android mobile platform? That's the current speculation based on unnamed sources, as they claim Google plans to merge the Android Open Source Code for three different platforms: Google TV, Android 3.0 for tablets (Honeycomb), and Android 2.3 for smartphones (Gingerbread). The resulting product will be a Google TV-themed IceCream OS scheduled to make its big reveal at the Google I/O 2011 conference on May 10 and May 11.

Google would only need to update one (Ice Cream) platform rather than three separate systems. In addition to merging the three Google platforms, there's talk that Google may even add Chrome OS into the collective.
What's surprising is that Google hasn't already incorporated the Web Store into Android's native browser-- or at least, launched a separate Chrome browser to support HTML5 extensions. 

As for Google TV on mobile devices, will it even receive support by content providers? Currently the search giant is facing an uphill battle in regards to Google TV's present status and the networks' unwillingness to offer content. 

Google CEO Eric Schmidt said last month that Ice Cream would merge Gingerbread and Honeycomb, removing fears of ongoing fragmentation in the open source operating system. Over the past week, Google has received a lot of criticism for not releasing the Honeycomb source code, but the site says the delay is completely due to Google still working on integrating Google TV and wanting to release the code with Google TV in a working state.

Ice Cream will be a huge benefit to Android owners as Google would only need to update one code base for smartphones, Google TV boxes and HDTVs and tablets.
There’s yet another rumor flying around about Android’s Ice Cream flavor. 
By. Android Phone Tips

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