Andy Rubin himself, VP of Engineering at Google, has made a blog post over at Android Developers in order to iron out a couple of things that were floating around the company and its stance as well as strategy in relation to Android’s “openness”.
The most important bit is that “the Android team is still hard at work to bring all the new Honeycomb features to phones“. Rubin said the code will be out as soon as it’s finished to prove once more that Android is open source. Whether that code will be called Ice Cream Sandwich, Sundae, or something else is yet unclear but it’s definitely a work in progress.
On the fragmentation bit, Mr. Android said that Google’s “anti-fragmentation” policy is up and standing since version 1.0 and “all of the founding members of the Open Handset Alliance agreed not to fragment Android when we first announced it in 2007“. Android has definitely come a long way in a short time, constantly improving, and with Honeycomb features brought to phones — in a form or the other — that number-one spot looks sweeter than ever — with all those yummy desert names.