Definition - 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
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