The wait for Android 2.2 Froyo is nearly over for UK Nexus One owners. If you snapped up the Google-built blower, Android 2.2 Froyo should be winging its way to you as an over-the-air update imminently. But if you’re packing another Android handset like the HTC Desire, you’ll have to wait a while longer and gnash your teeth as we recap the Android 2.2 features after the break…
If you didn’t fancy the risk of punting for a manual install, Android 2.2 Froyo should finally find its way to your Nexus One today. Google has announced the OTA update via its Nexus One Blog. It says: “In order to access the update, you will receive a message on your phone’s notification bar, Just download the update, wait for it to install and you should be all set.”
Google is promising Nexus One owners will have Android 2.2 Froyo by the end of the week at the very latest with it gradually flinging the upgrade out. When it arrives you’ll gain great fistfuls of new features for your Nexus One including Wi-Fi tethering to turn your phone into a MiFi-style mobile hotspot and Flash support. There’s something to lord over iPhone 4 owners and their beloved iOS 4!
Google also promises that Android 2.2 Froyo will skip along at up to five times the speed of Android 2.1 for some tasks and that the web browser should be noticeably more nippy. Let us know when your Android 2.2 Froyo update arrives and which new features you like and any niggles you’ve noticed with your Nexus One.