As I’m sure most of you know, Google’s next mobile phone operating system update is known as “Froyo” named after Frozen Yogurt, something which Google has a habit of doing ( We’ve already had Eclair (2.0/2.1),Donut (1.6), and Cupcake (1.5) )
Android 2.2 is set to bring some nice updates to the table. We’re hearing bits and bobs about it but nothing much up to date, which is unusual so Google are keeping tight lipped on this one. They’re expected to announce it officially at the Google I/O conference on 19 and 20 May.
So what do we know so far,
Well according to TechCrunch, Phones running Android 2.2 will be able to tether via USB and act as a Wi-Fi hotspot for other Wi-Fi enabled devices. I must say, that would be pretty cool.
Now we don’t know whether or not this will be enabled by default or if the carriers will dictate, but still it’s pretty cool.
I’m sure you all know about the problems Apple has with Flash, well Google have no problems and Android 2.2 promises full flash support across the web! This will really enhance the web experience for all Android users.
And according to the Android Police, we can expect to see a big boost in performance. 450% to be precise, now my HTC Desire is the quickest thing I’ve ever come across running Android 2.1, I can’t actually see it being any faster, but then again it can never be too fast.
Finally we’re speculating that it will finally have a much needed feature, allowing applications to be installed to the memory card, pretty much the one thing missing in Android 2.1. Currently users are limited to just the phones internal storage for installing applications which fairly limits you.
So over all Android 2.2 is shaping up to be pretty good, and who knows what else Google has in store for us!