Android 2.2 Phones will Upgrade for Faster Performance

Android phones will get the faster-performing Android 2.2 upgrade include the Motorola Droid, Google ‘s Nexus One, and several phones from HTC, including the Droid Incredible.

Google said Thursday when introducing version 2.2, also known as Froyo (for Frozen Yogurt), that the Nexus One and Motorola Droid would get the upgrade in June.

HTC said the manufacturer would “most likely offer an upgrade” to Froyo for HTC phones launched in 2010. The company listed the already released Droid Incredible and the Desire , and the soon-to-be-released Evo 4G , myTouch Slide and other “upcoming models” that it did not list.

Google officials released a list of improvements with 2.2, including as much as five times faster performance when compared to 2.1. The secret to the boost is from a new Dalvik JIT compiler.

For enterprise users, Google added Exchange capabilities, such as calendar sync and APIs (application programming interface) for developers to write applications for controlling security in Android 2.2 phones, including remote wipe, minimum password, and locked screen timeout. Google is also claiming that Froyo offers the world’s fastest mobile browser .

Many users will also be pleased by the Flash 10.1 support added to Android 2.2, Google said.

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