Nexus One Gets Official Android 2.2 Froyo OTA Update

June 25, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Nexus One handsets have received the final build of Android 2.2 Froyo, which is the official version of the operating software, as an over-the-air update. The Google smartphone has been receiving different builds of Android 2.2 since almost a month ago.

The latest build of Froyo that has been released for Nexus One handsets is called FRF83.It is a small 644 kb file that can be installed within a matter of minutes. New features in the update include browser support for Flash and USB tethering and WiFi hotspot. Google had also released other versions of the mobile operating system for its smartphones in the past called FRF72 and FRF50.

Nexus One users can get the update by going to the phone’s Settings menu and clicking on the About Phone menu, followed by clicking on the System Updates option. A notification will soon appear on the screen for downloading the Froyo update.

The OTA update can also be downloaded and installed manually from Google’s official website. However, that particular file available on the website can only be installed if the handset is currently running on build FRF50 of Android 2.2.   The source code for Android 2.2, which is an open source software, was officially released by Google yesterday.

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