Today at Google I/O, Google’s largest developer conference, is going strong in its second day. And, in that second day, they’ve gone ahead and announced the next logical step in the Android platform. While it’s been speculated for a little while now, it’s always good to hear the company itself announcing its existence. So, here we go, folks.

Android 2.2, also known as Froyo, has been officially been announced. It features a major upgrade in speed, and as you can see from the image above, it helps with frame rate, as it actually speeds up the applications you use on your phone. Replica Island is one of the more favored titles for Android, and they tested it on Eclair and Froyo. Froyo did better with its speed boost to keep the frame rate quick.

The event is still going on, so expect quite a few updates regarding Google’s next major release for Android. Froyo is coming, folks, and as soon as we get an update on its release date, we’ll let you know.