No doubt Google’s Operating System, Android, has gained popularity in a very short period of time. The demand for Android (v2.1) based phones has reached sky high. This exponential rise in demand may be attributed to the OS’s user-friendliness, faster browser and various other apps. In some cases the demand is higher than production. To meet this gap, Android v2.2, nicknamed Froyo, will soon be launched.
Google’s Vice President of Engineering Andy Rubin said, “Today, there are 60 compatible Android devices delivered via a global partnership network of 21 OEMs and 59 carriers in 49 countries. The volume and variety of Android devices continues to exceed even our most optimistic expectations. In some instances, Android devices are selling faster than they can be manufactured. To celebrate, we are open sourcing the new 2.2 version of Android, which we call Froyo, to our partners who manufacture Android devices around the world. Customers will enjoy great new features and improved browser performance. And developers will benefit from new tools such as Android cloud-to-device messaging”.
There are some phones which are definitely getting Froyo. Some of these are:-
- Nexus One
- Motorola Droid
- HTC EVO 4G
- MyTouch 3G and MyTouch 3G Slide
- HTC Desire
Most of the major mobile manufacturers are keeping shut for the moment, but according to sources most of the mobile phones which were supposed to be upgraded to Android 2.1 will now get Froyo. Keep watching this space for more news on Froyo.