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Android 2.2

HTC DROID Incredible to be updated to Froyo end of July, early August

July 19th, 2010

We just received a juicy tip about the HTC DROID Incredible software update schedule that we’d like to share. One of our strategically placed Ninjas was kind enough to pass along an email from HTC that read as follows: I wanted to pass along that the upcoming Incredible MR will also include Froyo (originally it was going …

Android 2.2 and 2.1 with Sense ported to the HTC HD2

July 15th, 2010

It’s the epitome of cruel irony- folks who were brave enough to score one of the last Windows Mobile handsets are enjoying the latest OS Android has to offer while the rest of Android world waits idly for Froyo to land on their non-Nexus One handsets. HTC HD2 owners need to look no further than xda-developers to discover …

Carrypad: Meego "demolishes" Android 2.2 in JavaScript test

July 9th, 2010

Employing a play-on-words from Wednesday’s Ars Technica article — titled “Android 2.2 demolishes iOS4 in JavaScript benchmarks” — blog Carrypad has put MeeGo through the same Sunpsider JavaScript tests both iOS 4 and Android 2.2 were subjected to. The results? iOS 4 – 10.9 seconds, Android 2.2 – 5.8 second, MeeGo – 4.2 seconds. Now, to be …

Ubuntu shoehorned on to Nexus One

July 8th, 2010

If you really love Linux, and are a Nexus One owner, nexusonehacks.net has a tutorial for you. The site’s founder has managed to get Ubuntu linux running on top of Android 2.2 on his rooted Nexus One handset. The site provides a video walkthrough of what Ubuntu will look like on the Sexy Nexy as …

HTC Wildfire, Incredible, EVO 4G to get Android 2.2 by December

July 7th, 2010

Pocket-lint has HTC’s global PR and online community manager, Eric Lin, on the record saying that his company will be “done with our Froyo updates before Christmas.” Lin explains that porting all of HTC’s applications (Sense UI. etc.) over to Android 2.2 and testing said software is no small task. The full quote is as …

Ars Technica: Android 2.2 JavaScript performance "destroys" that of iOS 4

July 7th, 2010

Ars Technica just pitted Google’s Android 2.2 against Apple’s iOS 4 in a JavaScript benchmark test…and Ars isn’t mincing words with their results. In a post titled ,”Android 2.2 demolishes iOS4 in JavaScript benchmarks,” Ars quipped: “The results show that the Android device delivers significantly faster JavaScript execution than the iPhone, scoring over three times …

Adobe demos Flash 10.1 running on DROID X

July 6th, 2010

In a brief blog post, and two-plus minute video, Adobe, Inc. demoed Flash 10.1 running on the yet-to-be released Motorola DROID X. Adobe Sr. Technology Evangelist, Ted Patrick, demoed a quick Flash game and an AP World Cup application. At the end of the video Patrick reiterates that Flash player 10.1 and Android 2.2 will …

Nexus One Froyo update gets update, FRF91 available OTA

July 2nd, 2010

A few days ago, Google officially released Android 2.2 (Froyo) Build FRF85 to its army of Nexus One owners. Yesterday, Google began making a small update to 2.2 — labeled with build number FRF91 — available via an over-the-air download. The update, which weighs in at around 2 MB, is labeled as being “security fixes”; no further …