Initial thoughts on the Android Froyo update


So I finally got the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update to my Nexus One, here in the UK on the O2 network, this morning

You can see the official feature list here, but I thought I’d also jot down my first impressions.

I had a couple of concerns straightaway:

  • The Froyo update automatically installed the Android Twitter app. I don’t have anything against this app, but I already use Seesmic so it was an unnecessary waste of the phone memory.
  • Swype, (one of my favourite apps) stopped working. Thanks to the tweet monitoring of the SWPYE guys, I was quickly advised that a simple install would remedy this, and it did.

After that it was all positives:

  • Everything is just a little bit faster.
  • Operating the video and camera is much easier.
  • There are some subtle tweaks to the Android Market that allow you to update apps in bulk and set some to install updates automatically.
  • Exchange sync now seems to work for my Exchange calendar but the email app is still inferior to touchdown so I’ll be sticking with that for now.
  • But the pièce de résistance is that I can now install and browse flash…something iPhone users will never be allowed to do!

Apparently there should be some improvements to the better life but It’ll take a week for me to really get a feel for that. cheap air max

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