Earlier we reported that Android 2.2 “Froyo” was available for Nexus One owners. Well … that wasn’t 100% right. It turned out that Froyo came out for some people who already updated to a leaked version of Froyo. Shit happens. Anyway, what you need to know now is that Google, the big G, has written a short blog post regarding the Nexus One and Android 2.2, and it talks about when N1 users can expect to see the Froyo update officially hitting their Android smartphone of choice.
In the blog post, Google mentions that the Froyo update will enable support for the portable WiFi hotspot feature and support for Adobe Flash 10.1 in the browser. They also say that the update will push a notification to your phone, to let you know when you’re good to download. It goes a little something like this:
Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive the Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features including support for making your handset a portable hotspot and support for Adobe Flash within the browser. For a complete list of everything we’ve included in Android 2.2, please see the Android 2.2 Platform Highlights.
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. This update will be rolled out gradually to phones – and most users will receive the notification by the end of the week . We hope you enjoy these new features.
It’s not clear when, exactly, most users will be getting the highly-anticipated Android 2.2 OS update, but we’re assured that the update roll-out will be mostly complete by week’s end. The update will be available over-the-air (OTA), so you won’t have any problems updating – even in a moving car or on a hike (as long as you have wireless signal).
I’ll be waiting. I’m sure many of you will be too.