Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th May 2010 18:29 UTC
Google At the Google I/O conference, Google just held its second keynote address, which focussed on Android. The talk was held by Vic Gundotra, and he unveiled a number of new features coming in Android 2.2 "Froyo", as well as some features coming in Froyo+1. The main theme of the entire keynote? Openness and choice, and a whole bucketload of not-so-subtle jabs at Apple. I'd like to apologise upfront for a possible lack of critical notes in this article - I'm still handing out the brownie points to Google for yesterday.
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RE: Comment by phoenix
by stabbyjones on Fri 21st May 2010 00:18 UTC in reply to "Comment by phoenix"
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My HTC Hero came with 1.5, then I put 2.1 on there myself. I'm sure once 2.2 comes out there will be ROMS for 2.2 as well.

Moving quickly is Androids biggest bonus for me. Phone companies will never be quick to update once they've released a phone. (official hero 2.1 anyone?) This way i can have the latest without having to wait.

Then after a few years when my phone can't handle the newest android i'll just buy another one.

I've had it for 3 months and fully expect a solid 2 years out of it seeing as my phone is getting FASTER with every update.

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RE[2]: Comment by phoenix
by kristoph on Fri 21st May 2010 05:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by phoenix"
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You missed the point.

The issue is that the vast majority of Android devices are 1.5/1.6 and most users do not update so most developers (like us for example) cannot really make use of 2.x features.

In fairness, iPhone OS 4 will introduce some issues for us too (because it's not compatible with the devices before iPhone 3GS).


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RE[3]: Comment by phoenix
by daveak on Fri 21st May 2010 06:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by phoenix"
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It will be available for the 3G / 2nd Gen. iPod Touch as well.

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