First up, Android 2.2 Froyo is a huge improvement over any of the previous Android releases. It is up to 2 – 5 times faster than Android 2.1 alone! Oh and the Google branded Nexus One users will be the first ones to get the update.
- USB and Wi-Fi Internet Tethering.
- 2 to 5 times better performance of Android on the same hardware!
- V8 Codec support, a new standard for online media by Google.
- New and improved browser, claimed to be the fastest browser yet on Android, let’s see if it beats Safari mobile on iPhone and Opera Mini as well.
- Compass support for Google Maps in the browser, no need to launch the Maps app anymore for compass support.
- Improved Google Voice Search, recognizes long and complicated sentences easily.
- Full Flash support in the web browser! What are you going to do about this one Apple?
- A widget that helps you search your Android device, apps for market and much more!
- Ability to search within app data.
- Improved crash reporting to developers, sends out vital details about the crash so it can be prevented or fixed in the future.
- Over the air application downloading via non-mobile store version from any PC on to your device.
- Streaming your non-DRM home music library straight onto your Android device, Apple needs to counter this one somehow with a service of their own!
- Purchase your music over the air from a non mobile destination right onto your device.
- Install apps on your SD-card, finally it’s here!
- One step to update all your apps, no need to update your apps one at a time.
- An improved Android market, buy your apps and games from the web Android Market and send them straight to your phone.
- Use voice gestures to trigger apps.