Motorola Droid (sans yogurt)

Sure, a handful of Google Nexus One users have been rocking Android 2.2 Froyo on their handsets for a few months, but that’s a pretty small percentage of Android users overall. But it looks like the wider Android world is about get a cup full of frozen yogurt soon.

Engadget reports that Verizon will be rolling out Android 2.2 for the Motorola Droid next week. And Samsung UK reports that it will be rolling out Froyo updates for its phones in September.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s also evidence that the HTC Evo, HTC Desire, and other phones are getting updates soon.

Among other updates, Google Android 2.2 Froyo brings a new Java compiler which should significantly improve the speed of third party apps on most phones. There are also home screen changes, with persistent buttons for launching the web browser and phone app. And some carriers will allow you to take advantage of another killer Froyo feature: support for tethering your phone to a computer to share the 3G internet connection.

Brad Linder

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

3 replies on “Google Android 2.2 Froyo coming to Motorola Droid, other phones soon”

  1. Sure… and that's what they said would happen to us G1 owners this past spring. Well, 2.1 anyway. Still, it never happened.

  2. At the same time as I love a physical keyboard, after dealing with the Samsung Captivate for about 15 minutes, it’s arduous to move back. Right now I am debating whether to visit Verizon for the Droid X, go to Sprint for the EVO, or stay with AT&T for the Captivate…selections, decisions.

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