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Google releases Android 2.2 OTA to the Nexus One

by: James TromansJune 29, 2010

Google Nexus One

It is official. Google have now released the fabled update to Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) for the Nexus One. As you may no doubt be aware, Google actually rolled out a Froyo update back in May to a handful of Nexus One devices. Of course, this version found its way online and coders around the world did their part to bring the update to all sorts of Android devices. Now, the update to Froyo is official, every Nexus One in America should receive the update over-the-air (OTA).

Here is the announcement from the official Google Mobile Blog;

Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive the Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) [...]

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China to receive entry-level Android 2.2 device from Huawei

by: James TromansJune 28, 2010

Huawei Android 2.2

There are rumours that this entry level device from Huawei will run Android 2.2 and will be available this August in China. At the moment it seems as though the final version of Froyo is an enigma. Fortunately, Huawei are pushing things forward with this entry level device that would seemingly only launch with an official final release 2.2 version. August cannot come soon enough.

Engadget have received word that this device will offer a 2.8-inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen display along with a 3.2 megapixel camera. Unlike the Samsung Epic 4G, this device might even include a dual LED Flash. Of course, there is fast HSDPA 3G [...]

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Intel porting Androd 2.2 to x86 devices

by: James TromansJune 25, 2010

Intel Port Android 2.2

According to APCmag, Intel are busily porting Android 2.2 to their x86 device architecture. The giant can clearly see the direction things are headed with the mobile technology consumer market and do not want to miss the boat. This port will facilitate and encourage the use of Intel based notebooks to run Android. The decision comes about because Intel want to spur the growth of Atom-powered Android netbooks and tablets. The whole thing is alleged to take two months .

The problem has arisen for Intel because Android was originally written for the ARM processors which runs the majority of smartphones. According to Renee [...]

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Android 2.2 FRF83 update OTA available

by: James TromansJune 24, 2010

Android 2.2 FRF83 update

After a somewhat cryptic comment the other day from Google on their official support blog, the Android 2.2 FRF83 update may have now been released and is being pushed over-the-air (OTA) to many Nexus One devices. The news comes after Android and Me found that the OTA updates had happened to their devices and XDA-Developers posted the source file in .ZIP format

It will also be interesting to see what (if anything) Google have changed in this latest build of the Android 2.2, aka Froyo. We have already been informed that Google are not only looking to increase the time between iterations of the Android firmware, but also [...]

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HTC Magic to receive Android 2.2

by: James TromansJune 23, 2010

HTC Magic

France’s second largest largest carrier, SFR, have announced that customers with the HTC Magic will receive an update to Android 2.2, aka Froyo. The news comes via their blog, and it also states that (unsurprisingly) the Google Nexus One will also get this update.

The main thing of note having read this announcement is that the newer devices such as the HTC Wildfire and the HTC Legend have gone unmentioned. These are newer devices but there is no word on whether they too will receive the aforementioned update.

Right now we can only assume that they will, but SFR have failed to announce it yet. Check out the original posting here [...]

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Current Froyo is missing ingredients: Android 2.2 FRF72 is not final

by: James TromansJune 23, 2010

Android 2.2 Froyo

News of this nature has been floating around for a while now, but Google have reiterated that the current version of Android 2.2, aka Froyo, is still in development. The build that is on many devices right now is not the final one. ‘Ry Guy’ made a comment on the official Google Android support forum into a thread entitled “when will be available the Nexus One update to Android 2.2 Froyo?” .

Just dropping in to let you know that the FRF72 build that is floating around is not the official update. The Android team is feverishly working to get a final version out the door, but like passion-ate has mentioned this will [...]

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Nexus One coming ot South Korea with KT

by: James TromansJune 18, 2010

Nexus One with KT

Thanks to carrier KT, the Google Nexus One (N1) is headed to South Korea this month. Come June 21st there will be a conservative 4,000 units available initially. Roll on July and the device will be ‘widely available’.

There are no real surprises with this device other than the fact the N1 with KT is set to come preinstalled with Android 2.2, aka, Froyo. This version of Android brings with it a boost in speed along with a line of wishful eyes. The device will be available contract-free for the grand sum of 699,600 won (or about $576). Of course, you will also be able to pick it up for around 150,000 won (or $125) on a [...]

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Android 2.2 coming to the complete myTouch 3G range

by: James TromansJune 10, 2010

Android 2.2 on the myTouch3G range

According to TmoNews, the myTouch 3G range will enjoy the benefits of Android 2.2 in all its legitimate glory. No need for ports, this upgrade is straight from the cyber-houses of HTC themselves. The screenshot, courtesy from TmoNews, clearly states that T-Mobile are planning ‘to update existing myTouch 3G phones – not just our new Slide – to the latest software version, Android 2.2. It will mean that users of older devices can get the most up-to-date software.’

Unfortunately, there is no news on what kind of timescale T-Mobile are working to with these upgrades. In truth, this is [...]

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Android 2.2 Froyo on the iPhone

by: James TromansJune 7, 2010

We already knew about Android making its way onto the iPhone, but now we have a version of Froyo there too. Ok, so it isn’t a bells-and-whistles all-singing-all-dancing exaple of an Android port, but its still great to see. All the problems with this port so far are to be expected. The device runs very hot, very quickly, and the connectivity options such as WiFi require some attention. Also, the phone’s GPU unit is unrecognised. However, the basic foundations are in place for this thing to get full Android 2.2 functionality soon. We cannot wait!

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Android 2.2 Froyo launched too early?

by: James TromansMay 25, 2010

Froyo released too early?

For those that are blissfully unaware, Google started pushing Android 2.2 (Froyo) to the Nexus One a little over 3 days ago. However, Google put the update file online for those users that wanted to do the update themselves manually (and avoid the wait!). However, after shortly doing so, Google promptly removed this file and nothing more was said.

Of course, the file found its way online anyway since many users had already downloaded it. It turns out that those users who downloaded this file and installed it manually may have installed an ‘unfinished’ version of Froyo, or at least one which was not properly [...]

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