Image Gallery: Google Android 2.2 (Froyo) and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 on the Google Nexus One
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Exchange Calendar support is now native to the Android OS
Google just announced the next version of the Android operating system, version 2.2 (aka Froyo), and the update started rolling out for Nexus One owners this weekend. In this video you can see some of the improvements in Froyo and Flash-based websites. Gaming sites worked surprisingly well and even though the Flash Player is in beta it is still a decent performer.??Check out the full ZDNet article to see the video of Android 2.2 and Adobe Flash Player in action.
Another setting for contacts and calendar on the Nexus One
Exchange Calendar support is supported natively in the Android OS, but still leaves something to be desired. There are better 3rd party clients for full Exchange support.
Updated home screen buttons
There are now three bottom buttons on the Android home screen for quick access to the phone, apps, and web browser.
Updated application manager
As you can see there are now four tabs present in the application settings manager. SD card installation of apps and databases is supported and now we need developers to roll out updated apps to support this capability and keep onboard memory free.
Managing application settings
You can manage your applications with this new settings control panel.
Automatic application updating
You can enable the ability to have applications update themselves automatically in the updated Android Market.
USB tethering and WiFi hotspot functionality
Google rolled out the native ability to connect and tether your smartphone via USB or WiFi. Carriers will most likely still find a way to charge for this though.
WiFi hotspot enabled
The user interface for enabling the WiFi hotspot functionality is easy to use and works quite well.
WiFi hotspot SSID settings
You can manage the SSID name and security settings of the WiFi hotspot on Android.
USB tethering explanation
The help file explains how the USB tethering capability works on Android.
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