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Android 2.2 Update Goes Awry

Aug 24, 2010, 04:35 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Android's momentum is sputtering a bit as the messy rollout of Android 2.2, or Froyo, continues -- there's been delays, missing features, handsets left out of the update altogether and rumors of Motorola lawyering up to stop users from doing their own upgrades.

"Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) open source mobile platform was grabbing headlines in recent weeks as Android outsold its rival iOS from Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) for the first time. The mobile Linux OS also surpassed Research In Motion's (NASDAQ: RIMM) BlackBerry OS. At the same time, next-generation smartphones such as the Samsung Epic 4G and HTC Evo 4G running the mobile OS were being hailed as the hottest handsets of the summer.

"The news coincided with the much-anticipated rollout of Android 2.2, a significant upgrade to the OS promising much faster performance..."

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