"Android 2.2, Google's operating system for mobile devices, is
coming to the Nexus One smartphone via an over-the-air update. The
new version codenamed Froyo is significantly faster and supports
features like push-through notifications. Android 2.2 will allow
users to turn their handset into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot. With the
update installed, the device can be used as a 3G connection for
Linux and Windows powered laptops and netbooks.
"Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive the
Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) over-the-air software update on their
phones," Google said in a statement. "In order to access the
update, you will receive a message on your phone's notification
bar. Just download the update, wait for it to install, and you
should be all set. This update will be rolled out gradually to
phones - and most users will receive the notification by the end of
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