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European HTC Desire getting Android 2.2 Froyo this weekend

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HTC Desire users in Europe will start seeing the Android 2.2 Froyo update hit their smartphones this weekend.  HTC is including a new iteration of its Sense UI as well as the following: 720p video capture enhanced HTC Caller ID improved multi-language keyboard HTC App Share widget iTunes music sync The update is being deployed OTA and will be sent to unlocked HTC Desire handsets first, followed by carrier-branded models. [via MobileBurn]

HTC EVO 4G users getting Froyo update next week

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by 4 years ago
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Well, somebody had to be first, and it seems that Sprint will be the first carrier (U.S., at least) to offer the Android 2.2 Froyo OS update to its users – specifically, to its HTC EVO 4G users.  According to a Sprint Community blog post: Sprint will be the first wireless carrier to bring the latest version of Android to its customers. The Android 2.2 software release provides a significant number of feature enhancements, including: Voice Dialing Over Bluetooth. Application Storage on External Memory, giving users more storage room for all their apps. Camera 4-way rotation allows the camera icons…

Samsung Galaxy S running with Froyo 2.2

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The European version and original Samsung Galaxy S has recently received a leaked upgrade to Froyo 2.2, should you want to install it. The news set XDA-Forums wild yesterday, and now the dust has had a moment to settle, we followed HDBlog.it who recently published a video on the matter. The first thing they note is that this is a test release PDA ROM version. For the most part, everything is there, but its not the complete version. I use a Samsung Galaxy S at the moment so I will make sure to bring you hands on news of what…

Converging evidence for Android 2.2 on the Droid 2 from get-go

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by 4 years ago
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News from different sources has confirmed the Droid 2 is likely to launch with Android 2.2, also known as Froyo. This converging evidence comes from both DroidLife and Phandroid, who independently offer real evidence for this existence of Android 2.2 on the device. DroidLife have provided the screenshot to the right and this shows the about screen of the device revealing a version number of 2.2, along with a few other bits such as the baseband, kernel and build. On the Phandroid front, we have a photo of Verizon’s device database which shows the Motorola Droid 2 as an Android…

Google rolls out final Android 2.2 SDK

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by 4 years ago
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At Google I/O this year, Google released a pre-release version of its Androi 2.2 software developer kit (SDK).  Now that the official Nexus One Froyo update is out, Google has released the complete, ready for prime time version of its SDK.  All developers are encouraged to update to the latest version now.

Android 2.2 cleans up with iOS4 in JavaScript Performance

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by 4 years ago
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Ars Technica have released some statistics revealing the performance of Android 2.2 in comparison to the iOS 4 platform. Specifically, the performance benchmarks were based on JavaScript using SunSpider and V8. To be honest, I am slightly surprised someone had not performed these tests already as they were screaming out to be run. First, it should be noted that the results show “JavaScript execution in Froyo’s Web browser is almost three times faster than in the previous version of the [Android] platform.” This is something we were expecting due to the high-performance JIT that was introduced in Android’s Dalvik runtime…

So why are some HTC devices slow to upgrade?

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by 4 years ago
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So why has Froyo not already landed on HTC’s Desire, Legend and Wildfire handsets? In an interview with Pocket-lint at the Qualcomm Uplinq convention in San Diego, USA, HTC’s global PR and online community manager (Eric Lin) explains why. In short, it is because every HTC application requires a port to Froyo. The saving grace is that the update from 2.1 to 2.2 is less servere in terms of coding required changes. “It takes time to port all of our applications over to Froyo and then make sure that it is running well on each of our devices”, said Lin….

Motorola DROID getting Android 2.2 Froyo?

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by 4 years ago
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Rumors are swirling that the Motorola DROID on Verizon Wireless will soon get the coveted Android 2.2 Froyo update.  The date that is swirling around the rumor mill is July 13th. I guess all we can do mark our calendars and wait… [via DROID Life]

Nexus One receives additional Android 2.2 Froyo update, FRF91

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A forum thread over at XDA-Developers has revealed that the Google Nexus One is receiving yet another official OTA update to Android 2.2, bringing the build up to FRF91. The word on the street is that this update is a security fix, and as one XDA forum poster notes; “My guess would be that it’s probably a fix to the exploit which allows people to root without unlocking the bootloader.” Of course, it is his guess. If you want to check out the update file yourself you can access it here. The update .zip is only 2m large and this…