Android 2.2 (Froyo) much better than Android 2.1 (Eclair)
First of all, here I am not talking about Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the latest in the Android series because that is an Android operating system preferable for Tablet PCs. Google has come up with some brilliant changes in Android 2.2, it is much faster and better in all respects.
Although Éclair is not far behind too but if you are going to buy an Android Device at this time why wouldn’t you go for the latest?
Improved features of Android 2.2 against Android 2.1
Improved Speed of the Hardware
Android 2.2 (Froyo) uses a new super-fast version of Dalvik JVM (Java Virtual Machine) which reduces Google apps load time to half. Not only that, it can increase the phone hardware performance by 2 – 5 times.
Android’s Web browser has been embedded with a new JS Engine (Google V8) that’s makes loading WebPages far faster. Features of Android 2.2 are new and promising.
Great Connectivity – Wi-Fi Tethering: Google’s Android 2.2 features are not limited It can act as a virtual Wi-Fi hotspot which could make other users connect to a single device.
3D User-Interface for enjoying viewing experience
Tons of Google application tweaks are implemented in Google’s Android 2.2 feature which includes:-
- New Gallery that stacks photos as per tags or dates
- Update on-screen camera with adjustable flash, zoom, geo-tagging, focus and exposure
- Slight tweaking for Gmail Navigation
- Much better looking Calendar
Features of Android 2.2 (Froyo) for the business class
Although Android these days is most compatible which touchscreen mobile phone but that doesn’t mean it does not support something for the business people. Android 2.2 (Froyo) features many hardware tweaks and apps for business people. These include:-
- Remote Wipeout: If phone is lost, the screen is wiped out, no data visible
- Microsoft Exchange Accounts Support: Get connected to your documents and mail address with this features of Android 2.2 (Froyo)
- Device Backup: Backup all your phone numbers, messages and all your third-party apps data
Cloud to Device Messaging with Superb Android Market
Google has included option of Cloud Computing on Android OS Version 2.2 which enables you to push files from PC or laptop to your smartphone without the need of any wires of anything of that sort but remember you will need an internet connection for both devices.
The new Android Market, the place where all Google apps exist is now embedded with more than 120,000 apps, many of which are free of cost. The cloud computing enables users get what they want on any device and then slide it to phone just like magic.
Many New Features of Android 2.2 (Froyo) other than Hardware
- Google’s Android 2.2 has several other features that speak for it.
- Full support for Flash 10.1 (LG Optimus doesn’t support flash)
- App storage on SD card lets you install apps on external memory cards which won’t cause phone to slow down
- Improved voice recognition
- Car Dock features makes using Android 2.2 (Froyo) in cars easy
- Dedicated shortcut keys for everything on the 7 home screens and enhanced support for OpenGL ES 2.0 for improved graphics
Some Pictures of Android 2.2 in Action
Video of Android 2.2 (Froyo) with features
Final Words regarding the latest OS from Mobile Phones
Although Éclair is not far behind Froyo but some out of the box apps makes it difficult for one to choose Éclair over Froyo, I would have certainly gone for Android 2.2 after reading so many features. LG Optimus One is a cell phone under Rs. 15000 ($300) that operates on Android 2.2 so go for it.
Although Motorola QUENCH XT5 is a little better in hardware and camera but still most of the times apps matter a lot and in daylight flash is not need, I am using Samsung Monte without flash for 6 months now and I love it.
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