Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ Unveiled, SDK Available Now!

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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Ben Elliott
Ben Elliott

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.