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Android Handset Sales Beat iPhone Amid Froyo 2.2 Update Frenzy for Evo, Droid

Aug 02, 2010, 21:37 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Megna)

"Two separate reports today place sales of Android handsets ahead of Apple's iPhone for the first time amid a frenzy of Froyo, or Android 2.2, update news for major smartphones including the Evo 4G and Droid.

"Verizon's Android 2.2 update for the Motorola Droid -- and perhaps Droid X -- should begin by next week, and news of the upgrade comes on the heels of Sprint's announcement that Android 2.2, dubbed Froyo, is going to start rolling out tomorrow for the HTC Evo 4G.

"The Droid, which went on sale amid a marketing blitz by Verizon last November, was the first smartphone to hit the shelves with Android 2.0, and recently was upgraded with Eclair, Android 2.1. And, though the Droid 2 is expected to ship with Froyo on Aug. 12, right now only the Google-branded Nexus One is running the latest version of Android 2.2 That will change, however, when the HTC Evo gets updated tomorrow to version 2.2."

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