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Android 2.2

Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread gets detailed

June 30th, 2010

It’s no secret that the next delicious chapter in Android will be made out of Gingerbread, but until today we didn’t have much of an idea about its ingredients. Thanks to Russian mobile guru Eldar Murtazin, we believe we now know. First and foremost, it’s important to note that Android 3.0 is designed exclusively for high-end …

All Galaxy S phones to get Android 2.2, Flash 10.1

June 30th, 2010

Here’s some good news for those of you thinking about picking up a Galaxy S variant. Samsung, by way of the tweet, has officially stated that: “Galaxy S phones will come with Android 2.1 and be upgradeable to Android 2.2 which will support Adobe Flash 10.1.” Not really much else that needs to be said. …

Android 2.2 test build for Motorola DROID leaks out

June 29th, 2010

This isn’t the first time that Android 2.2 has been made available to adventurous DROID owners, but it is the latest, and therefore, to many, it is the greatest. Based upon a test build recently dished out to some lucky DROID users, a new ROM leaked by MyDroidWorld includes root access and a customized kernel. Getting …

Android 2.2 gets official for the Nexus One

June 29th, 2010

Sexy Nexy owners rejoice, as Google has officially announced the availability of Android 2.2 (a.k.a. Froyo) via an over-the-air download. Google had the following to say: In order to access the update, you will receive a message on your phone’s notification bar. Just download the update, wait for it to install, and you should be …

Droid 2 launching August 23rd with Android 2.2?

June 28th, 2010

We don’t mean to get anyone’s hopes up with this, but there’s a rumor going around that Verizon will be launching the Motorola Droid 2 on August 23rd. It’s believed its price will be in the neighborhood of $199.99. Better still, word has it that the Droid 2 might just hit store shelves pre-loaded with …

Sprint passes on Android 2.2 for Hero and Moment

June 25th, 2010

Owners of both the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment from Sprint might want to take a seat, because we’ve got some bad news for you. Not long after it announced that Android 2.2 is in the works for the EVO 4G, today Sprint tweeted that it will not be offering a similar update for the …

Intel to release x86 compatible version of Android 2.2 later this summer

June 24th, 2010

Intel confirmed that it is close to bringing Android 2.2 to the Intel Atom and other x86 platforms. According to Renee James, Intel’s VP of Software and Services, Intel will be releasing its x86-friendly port of Froyo to the masses via the Android Open Source Project sometime this summer. This will open the door for manufacturers …

Original DROID to get Froyo and Flash before the DROID X?

June 24th, 2010

A leaked internal memo purportedly from Verizon Wireless suggests that the original DROID will receive Android 2.2 and Flash 10.1 support before its bigger brother, the DROID X. The memo lists late July as the target date for the DROID 2.2 update and late August as the target date for the DROID X. That is one whole …

Android 2.2 source code now available for Android developers

June 23rd, 2010

At the DROID X launch on Wednesday, Andy Rubin confirmed that Google is uploading the Android 2.2 source code to its Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository. With Froyo now in the hands of both the developer community and the OEMs, we can expect the latest Android OS to make its way onto handsets in the near future. While you …

Android OS 2.2 build FRF72 is not final, Froyo still percolating

June 22nd, 2010

A leaked version of Android OS 2.2 (Froyo), build number FRF72, was thought by some to be the final GM candidate of Google’s latest mobile operating system. Well, Google employee “Ry Guy” dropped into the official Google Android support forum — in a thread titled “when will be available the Nexus One update to Android …