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Andy Rubin shows off the newest feature of Ice Cream: the Sandwich

January 11, 2011 | by Michael Heller

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We’ve all been walking along with Google on their journey to give us type-Android diabetes with Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, and soon Honeycomb. The prevailing idea had been that the next version of Android past that would be code-named Ice Cream, but Andy Rubin himself has come out to say that it will actually be called Ice Cream Sandwich. With any luck, that’ll be shortened to ICS before too long.

Andy apparently let the name slip while having a conversation with Mike Arrington, and TechCrunch’s Jason Kincaid about the recently released Nexus S. The general theory, which seems pretty spot on to me, is that a bowl of ice cream may be a bit difficult to distinguish from a bowl of frozen yogurt, so Google had to be more specific with this name.

So, all this begs the question: What kind of ice cream sandwich should it be? My favorite is an ICS with chocolate chip cookie ends. But, there is the classic bar shaped ICS that we all know and love. What do you guys think?

[TechCrunch]