Google Froyo is codename for Android 2.2 operating system

Froyo and Gingerbread

Froyo and Gingerbread are the codenames for Google's Android 2.2 and 2.3. Image from Flickr.

Google’s Android system was originally developed just for cell phones, but the new Froyo version is set to do much more. Faster processing and Flash support are rumored to be part of the new Froyo update, and another update, Gingerbread, is already on the horizon. Sounds like Google will be serving up quite the delicious buffet of Android.

Google Froyo features Flash

In the wake of Apple’s very high-profile choice to block Flash on the iPhone, Google Froyo phones will support Flash 10.1. There are concerns that Froyo’s Flash support may use extensive battery power, and the feature is creating quite a bit of buzz. Sure, Flash can be used for getting work done, but more exciting is that app developers can now use the Google Android 2.2/Froyo platform to create games. That’s an online personal loan that can really pay off for talented developers.

Froyo isn’t tasty enough for Hulu

Unfortunately, the multi-channel Hulu television service doesn’t play in an entirely friendly way with Froyo. The Flash 10.1 support on Froyo phones won’t include Hulu only because of content support issues. Hulu will work with Google TV, which will be running on a modified Froyo system, according to the announcement at the Google I/O conference.

Faster, smoother, prettier Froyo

Flash isn’t the only update included in Google’s Froyo. Android 2.2 is a faster operating system, and provides a much more smooth browsing experience. Froyo will also allow users to transfer the apps they download to their MicroSD card – removing the necessity of downloading them multiple times when you purchase a new handset.

Froyo will melt in the Winter

Froyo, as an Android operating system, will be available for download and updates in just a few weeks. However, don’t get too comfortable with your new Google Android operating system. Version 2.3, codenamed “Gingerbread”, will be released in the fourth quarter of 2010. Froyo is just the Android operating system that will get you through the warm summer months.

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