Android 2.2 Froyo open-sourced !!!
By on June 23rd, 2010

The highly celebrated and awaited Android 2.2 called Froyohas just been open-sourced. Earlier at New York, Motorola and Verizion unveiled their newest Android powered device the Motorola Droid X. Following this unveiling, it was said that Android 2.2 Froyo would be released shortly.

Contrary to earlier expectations,the Droid X is powered by Android 2.1 rather than Android 2.2. The Android market continues to grow as is evident by the huge number of Android devices to be sold each day(nearly 160,000 everyday).

With the Android platform flourishing, Andy Rubin of Google had this to say -

To celebrate, we are open sourcing the new 2.2 version of Android, which we call Froyo, to our partners who manufacturer Android devices around the world. Customers will enjoy great new features and improved browser performance. And developers will benefit from new tools such as Android cloud-to-device messaging (which makes it easier for mobile applications to sync data).

We want to thank our partners for joining us in our vision, for creating such compelling devices, and for continuing to push the limits of what is possible in a smart-phone.

The new Android 2.2 has various improvements vis-a-vis the older versions greater performance and speed, new enterprise capabilities, faster more powerful browser,new set of APIs and services and more additions to the Android Market.

All in all, Android 2.2 Froyo is looking to dominate the market once again following the overwhelming success of the earlier versions of Android.

Source : Google

To download : Android SDK

More information : Android 2.2 Froyo

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Author: Arnaw Kumar
Arnaw is an undergraduate who is really into hacking and modding cell phones. For him, nothing gets better than an S60 and a chance to ruin it.

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  • Rob

    So how does this translate for those of us stuck at 2.1, even though we purchased directly from Google?

    Sounds an awful lot like, "We're no longer obligated to push out the update, we'll leave it in the wild for someone who cares to adapt to your phones."

    And hey, why wouldn't we love to get a variety of versions of 2.2, including from blackhat hackers?

    Explain how this benefits us?

 
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