Froyo - Next version of Android

The guys at Android and Me noticed a few pings of Android 2.2 in their Google Analytics, meaning somebody's testing out what's at least labeled as a new version of our favorite mobile operating system. (And for what it's worth, or server logs are showing hits from Android 2.2 as well.) It's no great surprise if Google's testing a new version of the OS, and we're less than a month away from the Google IO conference (we'll be there, by the way), which is where Android 2.0 Donut first was demoed last year. Chances are we'll see the next named version of Android -- Froyo -- at Google IO. And there's a decent chance it'll be Android 2.2. Stay tuned.

 
There are 26 comments

magma9495 says:

I'm still on 1.5 <_<

Get a Nexus One...

magma9495 says:

got some money to give me?

DatNigga says:

LEFT RIGHT FRONT BACK, THAT JUST AIN'T THAT THAT THAT JUST AIN'T THAT JUST AIN'T THAT JUST AIN'T ENOUGH OOOOO!! I COULD TAKE U EVERYWHERE ALL AROUND DA WORLD! I LIKE HOW U DO IT!!! JUST PUT IT IN REVERSE COWGIRL!!! GETY UP GETY UP OPEN UP GIRL!!! SEND IT UP SEND IT UP GIRL!!!

rizzay1 says:

Most android phones are still on 1.5,6..

EVO_lve says:

Could be great news for the EVO 4G!!!

nutbunnies says:

Why is 2.2 Froyo? Why can't 2.2 be some marginal upgrade like 2.1 and then Foroy will be 2.5?

Exactly. We don't know yet.

sjcea says:

Well I know one thing that is absolutley certain !!! Android 2.2 will appear on the Nexus One LONG before any other phone !!!! As will every other update !!! Its good to be king !!!

Krak-a-Lakn says:

Yes, it's good to be king and may the schwartz be with us!

gbhil#AC says:

Except for phones that ship with the updated version pre-installed to provide function for new hardware :)

Some of the features on the EVO aren't supported natively by Android as of 2.1, so HTC will either have to program them in like they did with the G2 and beyond class devices via SenseUI, or Google has to include the update like they did with the Motorola Droid.

We all love updates, but some of the current phones already have function from 2.1 (and beyond...flash-lite anyone?) and have yet to see an update. While we all (myself included) knock HTC around for taking so long to update Sense, we can't forget that they gave us most of the functionality from 2.1 and more long before Google updated.

MOE-GUNZ says:

Maybe Google will talk about how they plan on releasing updates for all android devices at the same time. Perhaps 2.2 will be the start of this plan.

John-Paul says:

Pretty sure Google releases Android updates at the same time for everyone already. While Google can then just compile the code for the Nexus One, the Sense UI and MotoBlur have to be updated for compatiblity and tested to ensure they work correctly. Then the phone carriers have to re-compile everything to work with their phones and networks (which is why Droid 2.1 was probably delayed).

spectre13 says:

OK EVO FANS I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS . WHEN 2.2 COMES OUT IT WILL BE 4 TO 6 MONTHS BEFORE. EVO EVEN HEARS ABOUT A RUMOR THAT IT WILL RECEIVE IT THEN 2.3 WILL B ON IT'S WAY THE PROCESS WILL REPEAT ITSELF. Y BECAUSE SPRINT IS TOO. SLOW AND U WILL B TALKING AGAN ABOUT GETTING NEW PHONES SOME PEOPLE DON'T EVEN GET IT YET STUPID I KNOW

Relax, little baby, and stop shouting.

There's a very good possibility the EVO will ship with 2.2. Expect only one HTC upgrade to 2.5 or 3.0 during its lifetime before EOL. If you're on Sprint (and you'd have to be with the EVO) most will qualify for an upgrade after 12 months. The Android OS issue is a non-issue in this respect. Google/HTC/Sprint FTW.

spectre13 says:

YEP YOU R GOING TO B THE FIRST STUPID ONE I SEE. WELL MORE POWER TO U IDIOT

maddmatt02 says:

sure, youre eligible, but you still gotta pay. if I buy the evo, and I am eligible in a year, maybe I dont feel the need to pay money for a new phone. Ill have a fast phone, HD video record and HD out, mobile hotspot, etc... that damn thing does it all, so OS would be the ONLY reason I would want a new phone after only one year.

Ive been eligible for months, but theres no free phone I want, and I dont want to pay again when my phone is fine (well, I hate my current phone, but it works and Im broke right now, lol)

jleakey says:

Yup I am waiting for Nexus One on Sprint. After the Hero, never again will I wait. Yes I know there is always rooting, but even that has to be tweaked prior to it being released.

dan1431 says:

I have a sense that the N1 will receive FROYO fairly quickly after release and maybe even Gingerbread, but how long will the N1 be updated is anybody's guess.

Dan

MowDownJoe says:

Love the Spaceballs header pic, BTW.

moises1204 says:

come on htc harry up and buy palm so you don't have to wait for google to update, the webos will be king of the hill with you htc at the helm.

hold up, the droid is where it's at. droid is king

spectre13 says:

U MAY HAVE A POINT THERE

mbaird says:

Just a slight correction on your story. At the last GoogleIO event it was Donut that was demoed. At the time everyone speculated that it would be version 2.0, but it turned out to be version 1.6.

True! (and post updated) This is why we're not yet calling Froyo Android 2.2 ... (We should start a pool.

marcch says:

This of course isn't true, I am being too optimistic, but... what if the reason there was so much delay in deploying the 2.1 + New HTC Sense update on HTC Hero and that it took so long is maybe because they were preparing an update to 2.2 :D :P
But no I am just dreaming...

I want my 2.1 on Hero!!!