Nexus One gets Android 2.2 Froyo OTA update

May 24, 2010, By Thomas Antony

The much anticipated OS update for Android, version 2.2 Froyo, which was announced at the Google I/O conference a couple of days ago, as finally been released for Google Nexus One users. Google initially pushed out the update OTA (over-the-air) to some review units and other users should be receiving the update in the “next few weeks”.

The devs over at the xda-developers forum have managed to get their hands on a leaked version of the update and have already devised a method to get it on your phone if you can’t wait that long. The manual update process is possible as long as your phone is running an unrooted Nexus One ROM. Detailed instructions can be found at Android Community.

The new version of Android brings in a lot of cool new features including support for Flash 10.1 . With the addition of the “just-in-time” (JIT) compilation to the core, the OS is almost 2x-5x times faster than previous versions. Also included is support for USB tethering and portable WiFi hotspot. The new OS also brings in support for auto-updates for software from the android market as well as OTA pushing of apps onto the phone from the PC.

Google has also announced that the next iteration of the OS, code-named Gingerbread, is to come out sometime in the second half of this year.

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