Nexus One Users Get Android 2.2, For Real This Time

Ryan Whitwam

Everyone has been expecting this could happen at any moment, but late on Monday Google finally began a full scale rollout of Android 2.2 (Froyo) to Nexus One users. Previously, a small number of users got updates, but these were of an earlier non-final build. The update will arrive in the form of an over-the-air update automatically downloaded to the phone. Both AT&T and T-Mobile flavors of Google's superphone have been receiving the update.

It has been over a month since Google showed off Froyo at Google I/O, and some users were beginning to become anxious for the update. Android 2.2 brings such improvements as Adobe Flash support in the browser, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, and automatic app updates. Google said in a statement that all Nexus handsets should be updated by late this week.

The new version of the mobile OS will still need to be modified by various carriers to be released on other handsets. Phones running skins like HTC Sense and MotoBLUR are in for longer waits. Any Nexus users out there still waiting for the update? Those unwilling to wait, should be able to manually install the update, but proceed with caution.

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