They're hardly the most industrious of bands, so I guess we should just be grateful they found someone to tell us they've decided that's it for the year:
The band are still enjoying some much needed 'off time'. I wouldn't expect anything to come out this year.
In the meantime, they are staying busy pursuing some other personal interests and are busy working/writing/rehearsing and all those things bands do in between albums. But, there are no immediate plans to release an album or tour for the time being.
Of course, it was a similar period of inactivity that led to Liberty X giving up the ghost, although, admittedly, the Strokes won't have to face the trouble of fitting into a PVC skintight jumpsuit after eighteen months of daytime TV and cup-a-soup.