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Android 2.2 Froyo (API 8)

Android 2.2 Froyo (API 8) released on May 20,2010.  It is the 6th update of Android version and named as Froyo. Android 2.2 is  based on Linux kernel 2.6.32.

Android 2.2 Froyo got the biggest update was just-in-time (JIT) compilation. JIT consequently changed over java bytecode into local code at runtime, which prompted radical execution enhancements no matter how you look at it. it additionally bolster for Flash Player 10.1.

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Flash 10.1 for portable guarantees to utilize a large portion of the memory of Flash 10 for work area PCs, while exploiting equipment speeding up to make motion pictures and games in a smooth way.

However, it’s not all Flash – Android 2.2 likewise has an astounding number of new highlights for an incremental release. The smartphone dialer, applications menu and Web program presently have committed alternate routes on the home screen, there’s a wide range of additional help for Microsoft Exchange and you can utilize the LED streak when shooting video.

The gallery has been spruced up as well, with new button to change settings. You can even make your phone into a MiFi,it has the correct equipment, and offer your 3G Internet association with your PC over Wi-Fi.

The Browser got an execution support, as well, because of the joining of the V8 javascript from Chrome. This was the first of numerous highlights the Android program would get from Chrome, and in the end the stock program would be totally supplanted by a portable adaptation of Chrome. Until the point that that day came, however, the Android group expected to transport a program. Pulling in Chrome parts was a simple method to update.

While Google was concentrating on making its stage speedier, Apple was making its stage greater. Google’s adversary released the 10-inch iPad multi month sooner, introducing the advanced time of tablets. While some substantial Froyo and Gingerbread tablets were released, Google’s legitimate reaction—Android 3.0 Honeycomb and the Motorola Xoom—would not arrive for nine months.

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The update in camera application helps you to take photo in portrait mode. The camera settings were moved out of the drawer and into a semi-straightforward portion of button by the shade button and different controls. This new plan appeared to take a great deal of motivation from the Cooliris Gallery application, with straightforward, springy discourse bubble popups. It was very weird to see the innovative Cooliris-style UI configuration joined on to the calfskin bound camera application—the feel didn’t coordinate by any means.

Froyo (the Manage Applications screen is currently partitioned among Downloaded, Running, All, and in particular, “On SD card”), attempt as you may, you couldn’t locate a solitary program that’d given a chance to utilize the “Move to SD card” usefulness. That incorporates commercial center and outsider downloads. Froyo incorporated the main Android Twitter application, which was really a joint effort amongst Google and Twitter.


At the time, a Twitter application was one of the huge gaps in Android’s application lineup. Developer supported the iPhone, and with Apple’s head begin and stringent plan necessities, the App Store’s application choice was far better than Android’s. In any case, Google required a Twitter application, so it collaborated with the organization to get the principal form out the entryway.

Voice Actions was the finish of another application plan theory for Google. Voice Actions was the most developed voice control programming for now is the ideal time, and the mystery was that Google wasn’t doing any registering on the gadget.


As a rule, voice acknowledgment was exceptionally CPU escalated. Actually, numerous voice acknowledgment programs still have a “speed versus exactness” setting, where clients can pick to what extent they will sit tight for the voice acknowledgment calculations to work—more CPU control implies better precision.

Google’s development was not trying to do the voice acknowledgment figuring on the mobile’s constrained processor. At the point when a charge was talked, the client’s voice was bundled up and transported out finished the Internet to Google’s cloud servers. There, Google’s homestead of supercomputers pored over the message, translated it, and sent it back to the phone.

However the Internet was at last sufficiently quick to achieve something like this in a second or two.Android 2.2 presently has worked in end-to-end bug revealing instrument. At the point when an application crashes, a discourse shows up, enabling the client to report the bugg. The bugg(and related indicative data) is sent to the engineer so they can discover and settle the issue.

Android 2.2 Froyo  includes following features:

  • Speed, memory, and execution optimizations
  • Extra application speed enhancements, executed through JIT compilation
  • Android 2.2 includes  Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine into the Browser application
  • Support for the Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM) benefit, empowering pop-up messages
  • Enhanced Microsoft Exchange bolster, including security approaches, auto-disclosure, GAL look-into, timetable synchronization and remote wipe
  • Enhanced application launcher with alternate ways to Phone and Browser applications
  • USB tying and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality
  • Choice to impair information access over versatile system
  • Updated Market application with bunch and programmed update features
  • Speedy exchanging between numerous console dialects and their word references
  • It can be used for Bluetooth-empowered auto and work area docks
  • It also used for numeric and alphanumeric passwords
  • You can transfer fields in browser application
  • The program currently demonstrates all casings of enlivened GIFs rather than simply the main casing as it were
  • It helps to get expandable memory
  • Adobe Flash support
  • You can use it for high-PPI shows (up to 320 ppi, for example, four-inch 720p screens
    Users can see picture stacks in gallery using a zoom motion

Read about the next version Android 2.3 here.

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