Ice Cream Sandwich complete, Google erects statue

As Google confirms 190 million Android devices

Google has announced that Ice Cream Sandwich is complete. To honour the achievement it has erected a statue of an Ice Cream Sandwich Android figure at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View.

As it did with the launch of Gingerbread and Android releases before that, Googlers placed the new giant sized moto on the lawn and released a video on YouTube to celebrate.

The timing of the video, titled “Calling All Ice Cream Sandwich Lovers” comes as Google announced it would be unveiling the latest version of Android to the world on the 19 October in Hong Kong.

Google has been coy in detailing what is next for the mobile operating system, but has said that the main goal of the new OS would be to merge Gingerbread and Honeycomb operating systems together.

The news comes as Google announced that it had had a bumper quarter.

“We had a great quarter,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google. “Revenue was up 33 per cent year on year and our quarterly revenue was just short of $10 billion. Google+ is now open to everyone and we just passed the 40 million user mark.”

Page added that there are now 190 million Android devices.