Last month Google brought forth a new version of Android 2.2, codenamed Froyo, with distinct features such as Flash support, the ability to turn your phone into a Wifi hotspot, and huge speed gains.  Ever since users have been eager to try out the latest release.

In late May 2010, Google had some of the Nexus One devices loaded with the latest build but the majority of users were still waiting, till yesterday.

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Froyo is finally rolling out for Nexus One over the air. The plan is to make it available for all the users within the week.

From the Nexus blog:

Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive the Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features including support for making your handset a portable hotspot and support for Adobe Flash within the browser. For a complete list of everything we’ve included in Android 2.2, please see the Android 2.2 Platform Highlights.

In order to access the update, you will receive a message on your phone’s notification bar. Just download the update, wait for it to install, and you should be all set. This update will be rolled out gradually to phones – and most users will receive the notification by the end of the week . We hope you enjoy these new features.

As for the devices other than Nexus One, users may have to wait until the end of this month for the manufacturers to port the Android build for the respective devices and then applying various mods and features of their own.


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