Honeycomb To Be Called Android 2.4, Not 3.0?

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    Since originally reported, Honeycomb has been said to be 3.0, but a new rumor/report from sites like Pocketnow and Androidpolice says 2.4 might be the right number. These reports are more accurately known as site logs, and both sites have pointed out that they have received visits from devices identifying themselves as Android 2.4 based devices. While the number of devices with this log is still very low, that’s actually a good sign because, as far as I know, none of us here have a honeycomb based device just yet. It’s also known that faking your device’s identification is fairly easy, but who would really go through all that just to throw us off.

    Regardless, what do you guys think of this? Do you mind the number change or, like me, you don’t really care since it’s the same software. How do you think Google judges these numbers? How did they go from 1.6-2.0 but have been using 2.X for such a long time. Give us what you think in a reply below.

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    This doesn't surprise me. They probably won't change the 2 unless a major update is released, like when 5.0 was released to replace 4.7 for Blackberry.

    It's just a number. I look forward to seeing how honeycomb works.
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    I'm with Hook. Could care less about the "number" as long as it has the tablet features that we need to be able to get some decent tablets.
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    I've heard major device manufacturers calling Honeycomb 3.0, so I'm not buying this till I see more about it. However, if Honeycomb is basically Gingerbread (which is basically FroYo) with a slightly different wrapper then they have no business calling it 3.0. We shall see.
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    I'd say to accurately point out what the number might be w nerf a list of features to expect, because the 2.x or 3.x etc depends on things added to the os I'm sure.
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    Supposedly 3.0 is supposed to bring about a complete UI overhaul with features like revamped music, built in media streaming, etc. Whether or not 3.0 is Gingerbread, idk.
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    Gingerbread in 2.3 and on my nexus s and everyone else's too. Motor is reporting their tab with honeycomb and 3.0 I guess they could be wrong

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    I think he meant honeycomb, not gingerbread.

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    Now I think that it would be 2.4. To Android get on 3.0, it would need a lot of improvements, like it was done on 1.6 to 2.0. I don't think that Honeycomb would have more improvements than Tablet support. It's just going to be a 2.3 Gingerbread optimized for tablets
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    Dual core support/optimization and multi-threading isn't enough of a major overhaul for you? :)

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    Multi core support/optimization, high resolution support, and tablet optimization/support - that's a pretty major set of changes right there!

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    I also don't personally care what the number is as it's the least important element of Google's forward progression. Since we're talking about it though, I'd say it's a good sign of continued advancement.

    3.0 says, "This is the best we've been able to come up with to this point, so we're branding it a whole new number."

    2.x says, "We hope you're enjoying the new features we've recently come up with, but this is just another small step toward Android dominance, so stay tuned."

    3.0 ought to be the next revolution in Android devices, and not just a prettier UI with some minor/medium tweaks and upgrades.
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