Didn’t get around to manually downloading the update.zip file that would let you install Google Android 2.2 Froyo on your Google Nexus One phone this weekend? Looks like you might have to wait a little longer for Froyo then, because Google has removed the file that hackers were using to update their phones.

Google had been pushing out Froyo as an over-the-air update to some Google Nexus One users. But some folks figured out where the download location for the installer was, and for the past few days hundreds, if not thousands of people have been updating to Froyo — which is quite possibly a bit more than Google had expected.

It’s not clear if the company removed the download link because it’s mucking up Google’s rollout schedule, or if Android 2.2 simply wasn’t ready for prime time yet and needs a little more time in the oven.

After having used the new operating system for a few days, I have to say I do see the Force Close window a little more often than I used to — but I’m pretty sure this is simply because many of the third party apps I use haven’t been updated for Android 2.2 yet. It’s possible that Google simply wants to give developers a little more time to update their apps before making Froyo more widely available. But that’s just a guess.

via pocketnow

Brad Linder

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3 replies on “Google pulls Nexus One Froyo manual update file”

  1. I'm experiencing FC with older applications also. Additionally, I've noticed that Google has been updating their own apps, like My Tracks and Google Maps. My guess this might be part of the reason to wait. It allows developers to get the actual release candidate and test their apps.

  2. I'm experiencing more force closes with older applications, also. Additionally, I've noticed that Google has been updating their own apps, like My Tracks and Google Maps. My guess is that this is part of the reason to wait. It allows developers to get the actual release candidate and test their apps.

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