Google update Nexus One to Android 2.2 "Froyo"
Source: Google Google has announced that, starting today, users of its Nexus One smartphone will begin receiving the latest 2.2 version of the open source Android mobile operating system, code-named "Froyo". This is the first official installable release of the new version of Android 2.2; the source code for "Froyo" was released last week. The latest update to Android adds a number of new features to Google's smartphone, including the ability to turn their phones into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot that can be shared with up to 8 devices, USB tethering and multiple, easily switched, keyboard languages. Google say that while all users won't immediately receive the Android 2.2 over-the-air (OTA) update today, most users should receive an update notification by the end of the week.
Following a number of delays, HTC has also released a major software update for its former HTC Hero flagship Android device. The latest OTA firmware upgrade updates the device from its original Android 1.5 OS to version 2.1 with the company's Sense user interface (UI). HTC advises all users to first back up their data before applying the update as it will restore it to factory default settings.
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