The Ice Cream Sandwich release of Google’s Android operating system is set to arrive in October or November of this year according to Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

Schmidt let the news slip during a cloud computing conference called Dreamforce in San Francisco. While on stage Schmidt revealed, "we have a new operating system - internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich for some reason - which is being released in October or November, which everybody is very excited about."

The next version of Apple's competing iOS, iOS 5, will arrive "this Fall." Rumors suggest the OS will be launched in early October).

The entire Dreamforce Keynote speech featuring's Marc Benioff and Google's Eric Schmidt can be seen on YouTube. Fast forward to 0:30:27 for the The Ice Cream Sandwich launch date announcement.