Android 2.2 Froyo on May 19th?

April 21, 2010
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Is Android 2.2 just around the metaphorical corner?  The next update for Google's mobile platform is currently being tested by the company, reckon Android and Me, who have been digging through their visitor stats and finding records of devices running v2.2.  They've also heard from additional sources that the new build is, indeed, being trialled prior to public release.

As for the date we can expect it, that's not finalised but the current guesstimate is in time for, or alongside, May 19th; that's when Google I/O 2010 kicks off, and it would make sense for the company to push out the new version to coincide with that.  There's also talk of Flash 10.1 for Android being released at the same time.

So what can we expect?  Well, more available RAM is looking like it's locked in, as Google switch to the new Froyo Linux kernel, as are multi-colored trackball notifications on the Nexus One.  An OTA update is tipped, for the Nexus One at least, unlocking the "many secrets" left in the phone that Google's Erick Tseng apparently teased about during CES.

[via T3]


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