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Android Froyo (Android 2.2)

What Does Android Froyo (Android 2.2) Mean?

Android 2.2, or Froyo (short for frozen yogurt), is the sixth major consumer release of the Android mobile OS. It is based on version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel. Froyo, first released on the Nexus One, includes various improvements over previous versions – from new home screen widgets to more efficient data communication and transfer applications.


Techopedia Explains Android Froyo (Android 2.2)

The Android Froyo was released on May 20, 2010 with bug fixes and extra features, including:

  • Improved application speed through just-in-time (JIT) compilation
  • Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and Universal Serial Bus (USB) tethering
  • Optimized performance, speed and memory
  • Web browser integration with Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine
  • Push notification support for Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM)
  • Enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange, including security policies, remote wipe and calendar synchronization and Global Address List (GAL) lookup
  • Improved application launcher through added phone and browser applications
  • Option to use the mobile network to disable data access
  • Revised Android Market application with automatic and batch updates
  • Browser application support for file upload fields
  • Expandable memory support for application installation
  • Adobe Flash support
  • Extra-high pixels per inch (PPI) display support

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