For those of us waiting, however impatiently, for our own version of Android 2.2 (FroYo), today very good day. The official Android 2.2 release has just been moved to the Android Open Source Project, and will now be available for developer release.
So what’s that mean to you? In a nutshell, it means that individual developers can now build and release FroYo ROM’s for any device.
So, if you’ve been carrying around your Motorola Droid, HTC Desire or any other device slaved to 2.1 or before, you should be getting some amazing 2.2 love very soon.
What’s the big deal with 2.2? Quite a bit has changed, but here’s the highlights:
- Improved Gallery
- Huge camera changes
- Faster overall performance
- We get Flash!
I can tell you, first hand, that the performance upgrades from 2.1 to 2.2 are amazing. While I’ve not noticed any discernable difference in my battery life, the overall user experience of 2.2 is vastly superior to 2.1 and below.
Personally, I welcome our new yogurt-eating-robot overlords.
Info source: Koush
[Update: Google has given the official release announcement of 2.2 in the Google Blog]