Google has delayed the debut of their new smartphone operating system, code named Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 2.4). The new OS is expected to tie Gingerbread (Android 2.3, which still isn’t on many Android smartphones yet) to Honeycomb (Android 3.0, the Android operating system specifically made for tablets). Currently, 45.3% of Android phones are running Froyo (Android 2.2) and 38.7% are running Gingerbread. An event expected to launch the new OS on a new Samsung Android phone was scheduled for next Tuesday at the CTIA show. The launch was reportedly cancelled “out of respect for Steve Jobs’ passing”.
The launch is expected later this fall.