"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
"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
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