androidsmall Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) is now available for Nexus One

Did you take the plunge and bought yourself a Nexus One when it was released? If you did, here is a spot of good news for you: Google has just released the version 2.2 of the Android OS for the Nexus One. Time to start the firmware updates.

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androidsmall Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) is now available for Nexus One

Google may have announced its intentions to stop selling their Nexus One online, but that does not mean that the Google-branded phone is not receiving any more love from the search giant. On the contrary, Google has just released a little surprise for Nexus One owners, and that is a firmware upgrade to the latest version of Android, which is currently at 2.2.

According to a blog post by the Android team, the Android 2.2 update, also known as Froyo, brings with it some new features such as the ability to turn the Nexus One into an impromptu hot spot and browser support for the Adobe Flash plugin, both of which have their respective draws: road warriors would relish the idea of having a portable hotspot for their laptops and other mobile phones to connect to the internet. On the other hand, the average Joe could make use of Flash support to play Flash games or watch some flash movies while on the move without having to deal with staring at a lego block with an annoying ‘?’ icon found in competing, non-Flash supported platforms.

The firmware update will be rolled out to phones this week, and Google has stated in the blog that they expect most users to receive the upgrade notification by the end of this week.

Source: Google Nexus One Blog