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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. quote


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Critic reviews

8.2
9 reviews
  • Ease of use
    8.1
  • Speed
    8.5
  • Configurability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)
    7.3
  • Openness
    8.9

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8.2
34 reviews
8.0
Engadget May 21, 2010

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.

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8.0
Ars Technica Jul 5, 2010

The introduction of just-in-time (JIT) compilation in Android 2.2 delivers a very significant performance boost and dramatically increases execution speed.

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8.0
ZDNet May 28, 2010

Android 2.2 is, at heart, a point upgrade. However, it's a very capable upgrade, and one that other companies would have treated as a jump from x.1 to x.5. New enterprise features make it a worthy successor to Windows Mobile as a business OS, and improved performance gives it a significant boost.

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8.0
Gizmodo May 27, 2010

Android 2.2 is the first version of Android that feels totally complete—it performs like it should and it has most of the features it should ... It's safe to say that with Froyo, Android has become something that most people really can use—and love.

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8.0
AnandTech Jun 23, 2010

Don’t be fooled by the minor 0.1 bump in the version number; Froyo is a massive update that brings a lot to the table. With Froyo, Google has focused on improving the overall fit and finish of the OS.

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8.0
CNET May 21, 2010

Android 2.2 has landed ... and we've never been so excited about an incremental software update. Codenamed Froyo, the latest version of Google's Android operating system is as cool and tasty as its deliciously creamy namesake.

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8.0
TechRadar May 25, 2010

Android 2.2 delivers a mix of minor and major improvements. Some – like installing apps to SD – are long overdue ... Better performance is particularly welcome. And given that so much of the web uses Flash it's nice to have it even though it's not perfect for mobile yet.

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10
Expert Reviews Jul 14, 2010

Features like the Portable hotspot are incredible to have, while full Flash support dramatically improves the experience of browsing the web. It's features like this that mean that Android's an incredibly strong competitor to the iPhone and a better choice in some regards.

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9.0
HotHardware Jul 6, 2010

All of the changes in the free Android 2.2 were positive ones, and none of them added any noticeable issues to the system. In fact, our in-house Nexus One felt faster in every respect post-update. Android has taken a huge leap with 2.2.

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Time May 20, 2010

The bump from Android 2.1 to 2.2 isn’t as significant as the bump from 1.6 to 2.0. There’s been a slight UI tweak and a handful of feature enhancements. Full support for Flash 10.1 is the biggest feature enhancement to come from outside Google but it’s far from perfect.

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9.0
brett brett

Android 2.2 may have been an incremental update from 2.1, but it offers a plethora of new features that users will love. The overall speed increase in both the OS and the browser should make all users really happy. The tethering and portable hotspot feature has changed how I view my internet...

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9.0
timchoi89 timchoi89

The best part of the Android 2.2 is the addition of the wired and wireless tethering ability. If you have an unlocked device this is a free feature.

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9.0
okiwa002 okiwa002

Android 2.2 (Froyo) brings to the table a couple of major changes: app-to-SD and wireless hotspot capability. App-to-SD is important in that it allows you to place an application on the SD card and run it from there as opposed to bogging down the phone's memory. The only issue is that there are...

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7.0
AckbarsFist AckbarsFist

Froyo is now the most common version of Android and is still the version that many phones ship with. It's fairly feature-complete, but not as refined as Gingerbread (2.3). Luckily, it's generally very stable and quick, especially on the latest hardware.

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8.0
RoTaCoa RoTaCoa

The first version of android to really have significant polish. I feel bad for you if you're still rockin 2.1

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10
jirkacapek jirkacapek

It´s my first operating system for mobile phones and it´s Best operating system but better is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich :-)

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9.0
shawnppickett shawnppickett

I first used Froyo on my Droid 2 and it was great, my last handheld had been an Ipod touch with iOS 4, it felt like a straight jacket. Froyo was just so nice with the ability to do just about anything you wanted.

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8.0
GodoPPL GodoPPL

Very intuitive smartphone OS, with most of the options and functions important for getting some work and play done. Lacks support of native video-chat and sip calling as biggest complaint. Other methods of communicating are handled very good indeed.

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