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.