Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ Unveiled, SDK Available Now!
Many of you have been eagerly awaiting the latest revision to Google’s Android operating system codenamed ‘Froyo’, which has been on the cards since details were released some time ago.
At the Google I/O event, Android 2.2 was officially revealed to the expectant crowd in San Fransisco. Among the tweaks and fixes, there were promises for a considerable preformance increase; push-sync features for email, the ability to install applications to the SD card, WiFi tethering and, most importantly, the introduction of Adobe Flash 10.1 to a mobile platform. Google is advertising Froyo as being the first Operating System to bring Flash in its entirety to a mobile phone, and preview videos show that this claim isn’t without evidence. Embedded videos seem smooth and neat, while games and interactive features work just as well as they do on a full-sized computer.
I’m sure a lot of you are eager to start developing for the new Android build, and Google must have been thinking the same thing. As soon as it was announced, Google updated their Software Development Kit to allow for work on Froyo. You can download it here. For a more detailed list of the revisions made in Android 2.2, follow this link.
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