Google Android 2.2 Froyo Announced

21 May 2010 | Android , Google , Smartphone , Software | 0 comments


google-android-2-2-froyo.pngOn the second day of the Google I/O Conference in San Francisco, Google introduced the highly-anticipated update of their operating system, the Google Android 2.2. Codenamed Froyo, the update includes a number of new features, including Flash and HTML5 for both native and web applications.

Performance & speed: Android 2.2 comes with the new Dalvik JIT compiler, which delivers speeds of up to 2-5 times faster in CPU-bound code.

New enterprise capabilities: New Exchange capabilities have been added, such as calendar sync and account auto-discovery.

Faster browser: The new V8 JavaScript engine will bring a 2-3x improvement to the browser's JavaScripts performance.

New APIs and services: The data backup APIs that have been added to Android 2.2 will enable applications to backup data and restore them when installed on a new device or a reset device. The Android Cloud to Device Messaging can be used to enable mobile alert, send to phone, and two-way push sync functionality. Also, devs can chose whether their app should be installed on an SD card or the phone's internal memory.

New Android Market features: Android Market now provides users a new bug reporting feature, called Android Application Error Reports. This new feature gives developers access to crash and freeze reports from users. Developers will be able to easily access these reports via their account on the Android Market publisher site.

The Android 2.2 update will be pushed in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, developers can test out their applications by downloading the Android 2.2 SDK, which is already available for download.