Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Evo & Original Droid Get Froyo

Sprint has released the update from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2., Froyo (some people say it “fro-yo,” but I think that “froy-o” sounds way better) for the HTC Evo.  The update for Verizon’s Grandfather android device, the Motorola Droid, has also been floating around.  Due to the fact that I have a Hero and HTC has already explained that no 2.2 update will be released for it, I am sort of jealous.  I’ve only had the phone for 3 months!  That’s okay though, I love my Hero Smile.  Speaking for the Evo, it’s an OTA (over the air) update, so you won’t have to hook your Evo up to the computer.  Thank goodness for technology right!?  Some of the following features that the update to Android 2.2 are:

  1. Overall speed increase on your device
  2. Add more apps such as one to share different apps with other people (which you can already do with Bump) and a flashlight, via the led camera lights
  3. Can finally save apps to your SD card (Woo hoo! No more warning prompts from Android about there not being enough space left on your device)
  4. Multiple G-mail accounts
  5. Adobe Flash 10.1 so that you can play flash games in the browser and view other flash content that was previously unavailable
  6. More widgets
In depth look at the 2.2 update for the EVO from Android Central

It’s good to see that Google is pushing for all possible Android devices to have 2.2 and above.  The latest numbers, before the updates for the Evo and Hero, are as follows:

Android Segmentation Pie Chart

Android Segmentation Graph

Sources: Google, Android Central

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