Google expects to release Android 2.2 Froyo to OEMs in the next few weeks — and the company will push out the update to existing Google Nexus One users just as quickly. But some folks just can’t wait that long.

Yesterday Google released the software developer kit for Android 2.2 Froyo, and members of the xda-developers forum have figured out how to extract the ROM from the SDK and install it on existing Android handsets. That’s the good news. The bad news, it doesn’t really work very well. It’s slow, you can’t make phone calls, play audio, or use the camera.

But hey, look! It’s Android 2.2 on the Droid Eris or Google Nexus One!

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...