Ben Elliott · Oct 2, 2010 at 12:00 am

Android 2.2.1 Update Appears for Nexus One

Google’s flagship device, the Nexus One, is always the first phone to receive the latest software updates. It was the first to obtain the initial over-the-air update to Android 2.2 (Froyo) and this update provided the basis for much development and discussion across the site.

This week, Google have demonstrated that they are still interested in keeping the Nexus One in the limelight. A previously manual-install-only update has recently become available OTA for the phone which boosts its ‘Android version’ number to an intriguing 2.2.1. Although exact details on changes introduced within the update remain unclear, it is generally believed that its purpose is to fix the bugs and gripes that have been reported by users since the original Froyo update.

Interestingly, Google has also released the 2.2.1 source code to the Android Open-Source Project (AOSP), making it available for a range of native and non-native Android devices. You can expect to see custom ROMs appearing soon, which are based on the new version.

Download the update package here or follow discussion about the update in this thread.


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ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above. View ben_duder's posts and articles here.
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