Google Nexus One

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) over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features including support for making your handset a portable hotspot and support for Adobe Flash within the browser. For a complete list of everything we’ve included in Android 2.2, please see the Android 2.2 Platform Highlights.

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 all set. This update will be rolled out gradually to phones – and most users will receive the notification by the end of the week . We hope you enjoy these new features.

Of course, most Android users will have to wait a few months before their manufacturers (such as Samsung and Acer) will be ready with a Android 2.2 update. Of course, if you are keen, you may root your device and look for a special build from XDA-Developers.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.