According to Pocket-Lint, ViewSonic – they announced Android tablets and a smartphone at CES – claims that Google Android 2.4 will be released in April along with the ViewPad 4 smartphone being one of the first handsets running it (picture below). Looks like neither HTC, LG, Sony Ericsson or Motorola had the chance to boast with the first 2.4 running device. We believe that the Android 2.4‘s update will be an application sync with the Android 3.0, a major UI change and some bug fixes.
Supposedly, Google’s plans are to “ensure that dual-core apps designed for Honeycomb will be able to work with single-core devices running 2.4.” Let’s hope that the upcoming Android 2.3 devices (Samsung Galaxy S2, Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc) will receive the update soon enough. We hear from the same source that the rumored Android Ice Cream will be most likely only an update to the Android 3.0 for tablets (disappointing, I know).