Weekend Google gift, Froyo rolling out to Nexus One owners

Summary:Google announced that Android 2.2 (Froyo) was coming in the next few weeks and it looks like they are giving US Nexus One owners a surprise with the update rolling out this weekend. If you have a stock Nexus One stay tuned for a possible OTA update this weekend.

As much as I enjoy playing with custom ROMs on my Google Nexus One, today is one of those days I wish I would have kept everything in stock condition. According to Engadget, Google is already rolling out Android 2.2 (Froyo) to US Nexus One owners and they have received the update on their device. When we heard about the Android 2.2 update coming "in weeks" from the Google I/O conference I never would have thought that meant just a few days later and am quite excited about the update. I am now researching how to get my Nexus One back into stock condition so I can receive the update OTA.

There are several improvements in this latest OS update I am looking forward to, particularly the speed increase, better Exchange support, improved web browser, support for Flash, and more. With the public beta release of Flash Player 10.1 that will be one of the first things I load up and try on the device. From what I have read the Google Nexus One is the only device getting the update and I have not seen it yet appear on MoDaCo or XDA Developers, but will be keeping my eye on it as I try to get my device back into stock configuration for the update.

UPDATE: For those looking to get the update on their Nexus One manually, check out Paul's thread here at MoDaCo.com to update your device. Mine is now rocking Froyo so I'll be testing it out, along with the new Flash Player public beta.

Topics: Google, Banking

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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