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Samsung has been slowly rolling out the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the various Galaxy S variants in different regions of the world. Today, Samsung UK gave a surprise to all Galaxy S owners in the U.K by making the Android 2.2 update available on all networks.

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The modding community has done it again! The popular NIITDroid team has managed to port Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the Nokia N900. While the N900 runs on Maemo out-of-the-box, the phone has a huge modding potential. Due to this, various OS’s including Android 2.1, Android 2.2 and MeeGo OS have been ported to it.

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The Motorola Droid is one of the most popular Android handset out there. The unlocked bootloader and the vanilla Android experience made it a favorite among in the United States. Motorola did launch a European version of the Droid – the Milestone. However, that phone was destined to meet doom right from the word go.

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Samsung temporarily halting the roll-out of Android 2.2 to some Galaxy S devices due to reported issues.

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LG has unveiled its next generation high-end Android phone – the Optimus 2x. The LG Optimus 2x is the first Android handset to sport an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. Other key specifications of the handset include a 4-inch WVGA (800×480) screen, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory along with a microSD card slot.

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Last month, Dell started rolling out the Android 2.2 update for its tablet-cum-handset crossover – the Streak. However, Dell was rolling out the update for only un-branded Streak handsets at that time. Now, Streak owners in the UK who own an O2 branded Streak will get their share of Froyo love starting from today.

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NOOKcolor eReader from Barnes & Noble runs a highly customized version of Android 2.1 but without the Android Market. However, the modding community has hacked the NOOKcolor to get the Android Market working on the device. Nevertheless, Barnes & Noble has now promised that the NOOKcolor eReader will get the Android 2.2 update in January.

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LG Optimus One

The LG Optimus One has sold 2 million units just 65 days after its launch. It is one of the cheapest Android 2.2 phones and will also receive the Android 2.3 upgrade.

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A couple of days ago, LG said that the LG Optimus One handset won’t be getting the Android 2.3 update because the minimum requirements to run Gingerbread is a 1GHz processor. However, this piece of news was shot down by Android team’s Dan Morrill. He said that the hardware requirement for Android 2.3 is very similar to Android 2.2 a.k.a Froyo.

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At the beginning of this month, we reported that T-Mobile UK has started rolling out the Android 2.2 update for the Galaxy S handsets in the U.K. Apparently, that did not happen and T-Mobile UK never released the update. Now, another carrier in the UK – Three – has started rolling out the Android 2.2 update for the Three U.K. branded Galaxy S handsets.

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HTC_Legend

Quite a few weeks ago, we had reported that HTC will soon be rolling out the Android 2.2 update for the HTC Legend. Surprisingly, the company first rolled out the Android 2.2 update for the Vodafone UK branded Legend handsets. However, starting from today the company has started rolling out the Android 2.2 update for the unlocked Legend handsets in Europe.

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Motorola and Verizon are soon going to roll out a new software update for the Droid X. The new software update version number is 2.3.340 and is a pretty major one. The update will include Madden NFL football game for the Droid X. Along with this; the update will also improve the performance and stability of the device.

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CyanogenMod is one of the most popular custom ROMs in the Android modding scene. The ROM is based on stock Android (AOSP) and is completely free from any kind of bloat ware. Today, the community behind Cyanogen – consisting of ‘10000 monkeys and 10000 typewriters’ – has released the final version of CyanogenMod 6.1.

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The folks over at XDA forums have done it again. They have managed to get their hands on – apparently – the official Android 2.2 update for the Samsung Epic 4G. The update was found in an OTA form hosted in Google’s own server. The Android 2.2 update for the Epic 4G will bring lots of enhancements like JIT compiler, Flash 10.1 and better memory management.

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Yesterday, when we posted the video of Android 2.3 Gingerbread UI exposed through Voice Search, many of you must have noticed a new tab in the Android Market. Since the video was in some alien language (at least for me), I could not understand what that new tab in Android Market is for.

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