Android 2.2 Froyo Features: Recap

It’s widely expected that Google’s new operating system Android 2.2, dubbed Froyo, will be officially unveiled next week at the I/O developer conference and it seems there are some good new features that you may be interested in.

First there’ll be USB tethering, along with the ability to use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot for other devices, according to CNET, sourced from TechCrunch. The speed improvement is simply stunning, as it’s been shown that 2.2 running on a Nexus One, was an amazing 450% faster, while using Linpack.

It seems there will also be full Flash support, that will cheer Adobe up a little, and they are saying that it will use a mobile-optimized video codec. If for any reason that’s not sensed it will still play your video but will alert you to the fact that it’s not optimized.

Also if you want to see your video full-screen you’ll just need to double-click on it. What do you think of what you’ve heard so far about Android 2.2, or Froyo, which by the way stands for Frozen Yoghurt (what! )? We’d be interested to hear your opinions about this.


  • Seth

    Wifi that's really cool. Faster, better ,stronger. Keeps getting better