Tagged: Nexus One
officially released Android 2.2 Froyo for the Nexus One, with OTA updates beginning this week. The new firmware brings with it WiFi tethering support together with a significant speed boost for the Snapdragon-based smartphone. The release comes after several weeks of unofficial leaked builds floating around the internet, sourced from Google but, according to the company, not the final code. In addition to Google's own feature changes, Froyo also opens up the door for Adobe Flash 10.1 support in the Android browser. Nexus One owners should see an update notification in the phone's menu bar, and Google say the update is expected to go out to most users by the end of the week. Alternatively you can download Android 2.2. Froyo FRF85 from this direct Google link.
Grant Skinner has figured out a way to allow his Nexus One to be used as a controller for these little race cars. By tilting the phone, the accelerometer in the phone is used to make the car accelerate at a predetermined speed. If you tilt it just a little, the car will go slow. Likewise, if you tilt it all the way down, the car will go faster.
xda-developers, the new ROM requires FRF50 to be installed first, and so far there have been no significant changes noticed by those who have tried it out. If you're feeling brave and experimental, however, you can download it yourself from http://android.clients.google.com/packages/passion/signed-passion-FRF72-from-FRF50.bc033f9e.zip; we're not sure how long that link will last, though there are mirrors linked here. Instructions for installing the new beta are here. As ever, installing beta software can leave your phone less than stable, though there are multiple people who have tried FRF72 and supposedly experienced no issues as yet. [via Android Police]