"Google is rolling out Android 2.2, codenamed Froyo, to Nexus
One handsets. The new version of the operating system brings an
extremely noticeable performance boost, a handful of impressive new
features, some minor user interface enhancements, and useful new
APIs for developers. The additions in Froyo fill some of the gaps
in the platform and augment its competitiveness relative to
"Froyo was unveiled at at the Google I/O developer conference in
May during a keynote presentation by Google VP of engineering Vic
Gundotra. Stabilizing the platform for an official Nexus One
release took Google a little bit longer than expected, but the
software is now being made available to users through an
over-the-air update. We took it for a test drive to see how it
compares to the previous version.
"Batch application updates
"Android 2.2 introduces several long-overdue features that
substantially improve application management and make software
updates less painful. Google's Android Market, a program that
allows users to find and install third-party Android software,
gained an "Update all" button that will initiate a batch update
process for all applications installed on the device that have new
versions available. This addition will spare users from having to
update each program."
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