It has been about 3 months now since Android 2.1 Eclair was released on the Nexus One. Since then there has been some upgrade drama with carriers and phones (we all remember the Droid drama). For the most part everything has seemed to pan out, plus there a plenty of phones that have yet to be released, that will be running Android 2.1. But since we are all about “the latest and greatest” some of us are wondering where, and when, we will see the next release of Google’s mobile operating system. The whole whole Froyo news front has been pretty quiet, until now. There are rumors that the next major OTA update for the Nexus One will be the upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo. Apparently sources close to Google, say that the Android 2.2 is already being tested internally at Google. The reporting data, which has been compiled and analyzed by Android and Me, shows that Android 2.2 Froyo, is being tested by Google engineers. It’s more than likely that there are some new devices running Android 2.2, being tested inside Google, by some employees.
There is a good chance that Google will make an announcement on May 19th, which is the opening day of Google’s annual I/O conference. Some think it’s more than a perfect time and place for such announcement. There is still some mystery surrounding the features of Froyo. Some of the rumored features are a JIT compiler, a new kernel that will add additional free RAM, activation of color trackball, FM radio enabling, OpenGL ES 2.0 enhancements, and most of all Flash 10.1 support. The only thing left to think about is how some of the first generation devices will play into Froyo’s gameplan. Most of us are still waiting for official confirmation of an Android 2.1 update on some of these handsets, so I wouldn’t expect any kind of Android 2.2 upgrade for 1st generation devices such as the HTC Dream/G1 and HTC Magic/myTouch 3G. We will have all the news from Google’s I/O conference, and any more news about Froyo, here at BlogsDNA.
[via Android and Me]