The Android 2.2 Froyo update continues to be in the limelight post its release. FroYo, which is short for “Frozen Yoghurt”, which comes after Android 2.1 Eclair, is far, far better than it. Froyo, in fact, is just the thing Google needed to get a firm foothold on the marketplace.
What is so special about Froyo and what makes it stand out head and shoulders above the rest? Read on for more....
1. Need for Speed
Thanks to its Dalvik Java Virtual Machine, which includes the Just in Time compiler, the Android 2.2 is truly superfast. This feature speeds up all of the device’s apps by making them at least 2x and at most 5x as fast than the Eclair.
Needless to say, this amazing speed increases general performance of the mobile device.
2. Super Connectivity
Android 2.2 Froyo enables tethering on its devices, and also acts as a WiFi hotspot, thereby enabling many other WiFi devices to connect through the Internet, by means of an Android smartphone.
This means that you can always be online, no matter what type of network you prefer to use.
3. Enhanced UI
Froyo has enhanced the user interface, tweaking several earlier features. It includes a new Gallery, where you can view picture stacks; unique onscreen camera controls, with the geo-tagging facility; better Gmail navigation and improved Google Calendar as well.
4. Great for Business
Android 2.2 Froyo gives the business user many features such as Remote Wipe, automatic sync with Microsoft Exchange accounts, full device backup – also those of third-party apps and full integration with Exchanges Global Address Book.
5. Cloud Computing
Google, as we all know, makes full use of cloud computing, which lets you push commands remotely to your Android-powered smartphone through the desktop browser.
This means that you can push just about any data onto your smartphone remotely, via your PC. This is especially helpful for those of you who are constantly working while on the go.
6. Over-the-Air Updates
The Android Marketplace now gives you latest app info, letting you preview them as well. Thanks to the Cloud-to-device messaging feature, you can now push your chosen app over-the-air to your device, all with a mere click. The app is instantly installed in your device.
7. Much More Storage
Froyo also lets you store apps on an external SD card, thereby enabling you to retain many more applications than would otherwise be possible. What is more, your phone will not be overburdened by this increased memory either, as it is all externally stored, in a removable card.
8. Developers and Advertisers
App developers can use the Froyo update to try out a new range of rich ad formats, including impressive slide out maps and videos. This version of Android is great for advertisers too, as it also lets users call up a particular advertiser they fancy.
There is also full support for Flash 10.1 onboard Froyo.
9. Other Features
Android 2.2 Froyo also offers other features such as better voice recognition, dedicated shortcuts, new media interface, enhanced graphics abilities, auto app update, new car dock and LED flash for the Camcorder.
Packed with such amazing features, for the developer, the advertiser, the mobile device brand and the user alike, it is but natural that Android 2.2 Froyo should shine brighter than most other mobile platforms out there.
Have you tried Android 2.2 Froyo? Let us know about your experience of the same.