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Within the Last Week Ice Cream Sandwich “Android 4.0″ Traffic Started Showing Up

Whenever we get close to the release of a new version of Android, we like to take a look at our site analytics to see if new numbers have popped up.  With Ice Cream Sandwich headed to a device near you in late October or early November, it has still remained pretty mysterious on the numbering front.  Is it Android 2.4 or 4.0?  We would lean towards 4.0 for a couple of reasons.  Since we all know that ICS will merge Honeycomb (Android 3.0) and Gingerbread (Android 2.3), it doesn’t make sense that we would be taking a step back from 3.0 to 2.4, does it?  And remember, ICS is for both tablets and phones, so again with the thought of moving forward, 4.0 seems like the logical choice.

And then of course we can come back to site analytics here at Droid Life that clearly show a small spike in traffic starting September 16, under version Android 4.0.  That’s right, no where in our analytics will you find Android 2.4 or 2.4.1, but you can certainly find plenty of Android 4.0 occurrences over the last week.

There is a chance that these could be spoofed, but the timing knowing that ICS is around the corner, fits nicely.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bobsher68 Bob Sher

    I once saw the number 3.4 mentioned, but now no one seems to acknowledge that possibility: the 3 is high enough for the tablets, and the .4 raises the number for both phones and tablets. But, given the total dominance of a certain other tablet, the Google marketing guys would be fools not to hype a totally new OS (4.0).

  • Anonymous

    Ban these trolls kellex

  • Baanchod

    Your all a bunch of retards. As the article states it clearly will be Android 4.0. They won’t go back to a lower version number especially since its coming out for tablets.

    Just think of the confusion it would cause to the idiotic general public. I mean you can see it for yourself with these idiots who said 5.3 LMAO!

    • Anonymous

      It might happen, google made the jump from 2.3 to 4.0 skipping honeycomb.

  • Bionic

    Im assuming that Bionic will get 4.0.  Am i wrong?

    • Calvin Williams

      Most likely. Except that still won’t stop your phone from looking like there’s a screen in front of your eyes.

    • Anonymous

      After the nexus crap devices, you will get 4.0

  • http://www.liliputing.com Brad Linder

    I’ve also got a couple of Android 3.9.8 visitors showing up in my Google Analytics. Either someone’s playing with us, or maybe that was an earlier beta of ICS?

  • http://cryofly.myopenid.com/ anuran

    Mostly it is Page, Brin and Schmidt and their favorite website is Droid-life.

  • http://cryofly.myopenid.com/ anuran

    Mostly it is Page, Brin and Schmidt and their favorit website is Droid-life

  • Tal

    Kellex, if you look back in your analytics, how far in advance does a new version of android pop up in relation to the actual release? Is it consistently, say, 2 months, 2 weeks, 3.14 days? What are we really looking at?

  • Anonymous

    no way would they release it as 2.4.  it makes no sense whatsoever.

  • Anonymous

    What the deuce?!!  I’m still running 2.2.2 on my OG.  Ugh. 

    • Calvin Williams

      You’re not running CM7 2.3? What the deuce??

    • Anonymous

      That’s because you are a tool lol.

      • Anonymous

        Your an idiot. 

        • Anonymous

          You are an old turd lol

          • Anonymous

            Hardy-har-har.  Good one. 

          • Anonymous

            :)

          • Anonymous

            let’s agree to never fight again.  Deal?

          • Anonymous

            You got it, anyways what device will you get?

          • Anonymous

            I was looking at the Bionic.  Still waiting for the “next big thing”. 

          • Anonymous

            You might what to wait for 2012 the bionic ATRIX 2 photon sammy2 vigor and prime are future proof devices. You will not go wrong with the one of your liking

          • Anonymous

            Don’t know if I could wait that long.  I’m ssssoooo ready to take a sledgehammer to my OG.  It’s really pissing me off by “thinking” then doing a task, such as just dialing a number.  It’s basically looking at my while I push to call my house, it says “la-de-la…da-da-da-da…oh, you wanted something, okay let me see” then finally dials.  Ugh.  And when it comes to rooting it, I am totally ignorant on this and just don’t have the patience to attempt to do it. 

          • Anonymous

            Moto should it put a 516 ram in that device. I do not know why they did not. You could get the Bionic on costco and return it for the vigor or prime. They will give you 90 days return policy

          • Anonymous

            I may just do that.  Just want to try the Bionic first then see what happens.  Be good.  Out. 

          • Anonymous

            Be safe

          • mrgrayaz

            I just wanted to see if the reply box got smaller. It did.

          • Anonymous

            Ok

    • tjmonkey15

      Haha, you said turd.

  • Billy Jenkins

    how about version 5.3? Since its merging honeycomb “3.0” with Gingerbread “2.3”. and 3.0 + 2.3 is 5.3

    • Anonymous

      No

    • Lol

      that’s the dumbest thing I ever heard in my entire life.

      • Anonymous

        LOL…the bluntness of this statement is unparalleled. +1

      • You Douche

        That’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard in your entire life?  Wow.  You’re either 7 years old or surrounded by geniuses.  Or you’re a douche.

      • Blood

        That is the funniest comment I have seen in my life.

    • Anonymous

      Shut up

  • http://twitter.com/James_C_L James C. L.

    EEEh.. Weak tease

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately doesn’t mean much. I can always just change my build.prop and troll the internet with Android 5.0 if I really wanted.

    Then again, if it’s a spike that would involve multiple people doing it simultaneously, then chances are slimmer that it is just one troll doing it and more likely that it is being tested properly.

  • Anonymous

    could they have been from the icecream home app?

  • EC8CH

    bet all those ICS hits are coming from VZW Galaxy Nexus phones…

    or at least I hope.

    • Anonymous

      should I keep hitting refresh for you?

      • EC8CH

        either that our you could snap a pic and post it in a reply :-)

  • James_Ever

    Hopefully we se more of it out soon.

  • ICSphone

    Since I’m currently rocking an as yet  unnamed device with ICS, I’m getting a kick out of this blog post.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/AJ-Stinger/653385934 AJ Stinger

      troll detected?

      • Anonymous

        Kellex can determine if he is telling the truth or not.

        • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

          He can just whip out his troll detector

        • Bear0013

          Yes with his special magic ninja android powers :)………………(that’s not sarcasm )

      • Anonymous

        There are a lot of those in here lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/AJ-Stinger/653385934 AJ Stinger

    ohmanohmanohman! ICS!!

  • John

    spoof or not i’m effin excited.
    :)

  • Anonymous

    Amazing