Rohan Shravan seems to have faced many challenges, not least ill health, in getting his Adam tablet - which we first wrote about over a year ago - off the ground. In a recent blog post he insisted things were back on course, and in so doing said "we all know about the impending launch of ICS (IceCream Sandwich) in October." Well we do now Rohan. Elsewhere he specified late October for the next major version of Android.
It's worth a recap of the rumour mill surrounding ICS. The general assumption is that it will be called Android 4.0, and the main reason for moving up a whole number - as opposed to the endless decimal-point increments we've had inflicted on us this year - is that ICS will bring the tablet version (Honeycomb) and the smartphone versions (of which Gingerbread is the most recent) together in one unifying version of the platform.