It’s a mobile platform…
Google’s out with Android 2.2—codename: Froyo—and so far I am impressed and excited. But what is it, exactly?
Froyo (following Google’s adorable alphabetized dessert naming convention) is the latest iteration of Android, Google’s mobile operating system. Simple enough! If you bought an Android phone recently, Froyo’s what it will eventually be running.
We’ve seen its startup before, and those brave souls who’ve installed 2.1 on the Droid have shown us what the next Android version looks like, but this video shows the Nexus One‘s interface in more detail than we’ve seen yet.
Sure, it’s very much the same as most Android 2.0 devices like Droid. But there are some changes—I like the replacement of the app tray with that home icon. Check it out for some French Nexus Un action (it’s gratuit).
The Internet is swimming in a sea of Google Phone leaks (started off by Google employees themselves) and it’s getting hard to sort out which are true and which are false. And we gotta be honest with you – some are quite controversial. Google as a company is pretty much silent on the matter except for the fact that they’ve admitted giving some employees an Android handset meant to be used only as a software testing lab. And that’s that.
As current conspiracy theory goes however, Google is indeed working on its own Google phone and they will be selling it themselves. As photos and first-hand reports of the mythic phone fly in it became clear that the phone seems an HTC Dragon (or HTC Passion) and it’s codenamed Google Nexus One.