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Android 2.2: Froyo is fast and flashy

Froyo is going to be fast -- 450% faster than Andoid 2.1! And it will have Flash support to boot!
Written by Garett Rogers, Inactive on

If you read my blog, you will probably know that I'm not really a huge fan of the performance on Android devices. At first I blamed it on hardware, but when I got my Nexus One, it was confirmed -- Android was slow, not the hardware. Don't get me wrong -- it's not unbearable, but it really is noticeable for anyone who uses a Nexus One, then tries out an iPhone.

Am I being picky? Yeah, I am being picky, but I want Android to be the best it can be, and it's not yet. That said though, Froyo at least looks promising on paper. Reports that it's 450% faster than Eclair (2.1) are exciting to say the least.

Along with this impressive speed boost, every Android owner who is able to get the new version is certainly looking forward to Flash support. A video from AndroidPolice shows off how well the new version supports flash -- all without a single crash!

I'm looking forward to the launch on May 19 -- exactly one week from today!

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