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Froyo Feature: Android 2.2 screen rotation

[YouTube link] Another welcome feature uncovered by many of you in Android 2.2 is the ability to work in apps through 270 degrees of rotation. That is, if you turn the phone to the landscape position to the left, it'll rotate. And it'll rotate to the right now, as well. But, wait, there's more....

Yes, the version of Froyo we're using isn't final, but you knew that, right?

Yes, folks, we're well aware that the Froyo ROM we're all running on our Nexus Ones isn't a final build. We said as much on Monday, and it was confirmed by Google just a couple of hours later and has been reiterated several times since.Think it through: The Froyo update first started showing up on...

Benchmarking Android 2.2 (Froyo) and the JIT against Android 2.1 (Eclair)

[YouTube link]We were there when Google showed off the power of Android 2.2 and Froyo's new Just-in-Time compiler -- think zoom zoom! -- but you know the old saying ... trust, by verify. And so we shall. Above we have the Nexus One with Froyo, the Evo 4G with Android 2.1 and Sense, and the Motorola...

Froyo Feature: 802.11n WiFi support

When the Nexus One first came out, there was some question about wireless N.  Mainly why didn't it work.   N1 users who were rooted and running Cyanogen Mod started seeing some 802.11n goodness last month, but now it's official.  Wireless N support is included in Froyo.  You probably won't notice...

Froyo Feature: USB and wireless hotspot tethering

Internet tethering -- over USB and as a wireless hotspot -- is one of the bigger features built into Android 2.2 Froyo. And it's stupidly easy to set up and use. Just dive into the main wireless settings, tap the appropriate button, and connect your computer.Check out the video after the break as...

Android 2.2 Froyo video walkthrough on the Nexus One

Here you go, folks, the down and dirty walkthrough with Froyo -- aka Android 2.2 -- on the Nexus One. Remember that there's a lot of back-end stuff that's been optimized, and we're really just starting to scratch the surface. But here's a quick look at some of the highlights of the latest version...

How's your color reproduction look on Android 2.2?

Now we don't mean to cause any undue alarm here, but check out the live wallpaper on the Nexus One above. It doesn't reproduce perfectly in the picture, but there's definitely some major color banding going on, just like we saw with the photo gallery in Android 2.1, first with the Nexus One, and...

A handful of lucky Nexus One owners seeing Android 2.2 Froyo already

So here's the thing: TechCrunch's M.G. Siegler apparently awoke to an over-the-air update of Android 2.2 (Froyo) on his Nexus One. And immediately, everybody and their mother started posting "Froyo being pushed out to the Nexus One!" Thing is, only a scant few people seem to actually have gotten...

Why the Google phone store didn't work out (and what happened to the Sprint and Verizon Nexus Ones) [#io2010]

So what, exactly, killed off the Google phone store? We had a couple really good questions during this afternoon's Q&A regarding the death of the web distribution model, and what happened with the Sprint and Verizon versions of the Nexus One. Said Mario Queiroz, above, vice president of Android...

Nexus One coming to retail stores as Google admits web strategy didn't work

  Let's cut to the chase. Google is going to offer the Nexus One in traditional retail outlets. While they were trying to be innovative in offering the phone exclusively through their google.com/phone website, Andy Rubin (VP of engineering for Android) himself writes today that sales have been less...

What is T-Mobile's Project Emerald ?

 T-Mobile's "Project Emerald." Just the sound of it alone excites us. The guys at Tmonews have heard that T-Mobile is planning to launch "Project Emerald" and according to them, it's definitely going to be a handset launch. That handset? A device that's on par with the Nexus One. T-Mobile has in...

New Flash for Android video runs great, possibly shows Android 2.2 homescreen

  We know Adobe is giving its employees Android phones in a form of "dogfooding" for Flash on mobile. We know that Flash is coming in Android 2.2 Froyo. We also believe that Android 2.2 will be a big part of Google I/O next week in San Francisco. Would it make sense that Android 2.2 is running on...

Sprint gives up on the Nexus One, too

It's hardly surprising at this point, but the Nexus One apparently is a no-go on Sprint, a little less than two months after its "we're getting it, too!" announcement. Consumer Products representative Michelle Mermelstein told Gizmodo that plans to sell Google's red-headed stepchild are done "...

And the Nexus One winners are ...

It's finally time. Our grand plan to announce the winners of my and Dieter's Nexus Ones may have been dashed, but we shall soldier on. And so. After a month of entries, 15 finalists and several days of voting by you, the readers, the winners are ... (after the break) Rob and his crazy eating...

Google returning sales tax to some Nexus One owners

If you own a Google Nexus One, check your inboxes, folks. We're getting reports in the forums about Google sending out e-mails alerting that too much tax was paid, and a refund is on the way. FWIW: Looks like I was charged the proper 7.5 percent sales tax on both of the Nexus Ones I've purchased,...

Reminder: Vote in the Nexus One giveaway

Just a reminder folks that there's still time to vote for your favorite video entry in our Nexus One giveaway. If you've already voted, well, cool. No need to try again. We'll know if you do. And we'd hate to see anyone eliminated because the ballot box was stuffed. :p We'll announce the winners...

Time to vote! Nexus One contest finalists

This is it, everybody. We had to whittle down more than three dozen entries to 15 finalists. And it wasn't easy. Watch all of the videos after the break, and then vote for your favorite. We'll announce the winners of Phil and Dieter's Nexus Ones live Thursday night on the Android Central Podcast...

Win Phil's (and Dieter's, too!) Nexus Ones: Final batch of entries [contest]

This is it, folks, the final batch of entries. And we ended up with 40 submissions. Suffice it to say, you all rock. Here's where we go from here. With so many entries, we're going to have to pare things down a bit, and then we'll turn it over to you guys and gals to vote. Stay tuned for that. And...

Win Phil's (and Dieter's, too!) Nexus Ones: (almost) final batch of entries [contest]

OK, folks. The Android Central Win Phil's (and Dieter's) Nexus Ones contest is closed, and after the break we have another great round of entries. And we've got one more batch after this. Trey sings for his entry Jiro comes to us from Latvia Mitch is a disgruntled Android developer Jonathan...

Win Phil's (and Dieter's, too!) Nexus Ones: Fifth batch of entries [contest]

I keep thinking entries will wind down as we reach the end of this contest, but you guys keep sending in more and more epic videos. The latest batch (and it's not the last batch) comprises robots, electrocution, the Black Crowes, free credit reports and an old myTouch 3G that's no longer loved....

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