Google Android 2.2

81
Global
Score
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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As with every prior release since 1.5, Android 2.2 is a collection of minor tweaks -- there's nothing in Froyo that screams "revolution" when taken alone. But perhaps more than any version before it, 2.2 could prove to be greater than the sum of its changes, simply because it directly addresses a fistful of annoyances that could've easily been keeping Android-powered hardware out of many would-be buyers' hands. In other words, Android 2.2 is going to be the most usable Android yet -- now, the onus is on manufacturers to deliver hardware to match, and if phones like the EVO 4G are any indication, they're likely up to the challenge.
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Breakdown

Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)
7.5
Configurability
8.0
Speed
8.4
Openness
9.3
Ease of use
8.2
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Specs

Android

Type
Mobile / embedded OS
Architecture
32-bit
Source model
Open
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Android

Type
Mobile / embedded OS
Architecture
32-bit
Source model
Open
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73
 

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7.2
 

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7.3
 
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8
 
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90
 

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8.7
 

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