Nexus One gets some Froyo (Android 2.2)

The Nexus One gets a speed, UI, and functionality bump, all for free.

There's been a lot of talk about which Android devices would get Froyo, and now it seems that Google has quietly upgraded the Nexus One. According to the company's blog, Nexus One users should have already started receiving Froyo over-the-air. This update provides a ton of great new features, including making your handset a portable hotspot, dedicated shortcuts, improved Exchange support, improved performance, and more. For a full list of features go to or watch the video showing off some of the features below.

This is great news for Nexus One owners. It also looks like you can still be a Nexus One owner (according to this page), too, though I had heard they were pulling the plug on the direct sale of the Nexus One.

At any rate, the really cool news is that Froyo is rolling out. This means that it won't be long before we see it rolling out on other devices, though it does require the carriers to let the updates go through first.

Android continues to innovate and the latest word from Google is that the next update is completely reworking the UI. This will be a welcome refresh since the biggest complaint I still hear about Android is how it doesn't look as slick as the iPhone does. I think that the iPhone is actually looking a bit tired these days, so if Android can knock the new UI out it has the opportunity to convert even more users to the Android platform.