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Google released the source code for Android 2.2, aka "Froyo", was released on Wednesday, and it's using an over-the-air update to load the new version on existing Nexus One phones. "Today is one of those days that has my heart racing; we’ve just released the source code for Android 2.2," wrote Google software engineer Jean- …

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There is also a patch for updating from FRF72 to FRF80, I've applied it and it works.

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Great..

..now all I need is for HTC to confirm some Froyo goodness for the Legend.

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So how many more months until htc get their version out? :-(

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2.2!?

2.2 is all well and good but most of us are still waiting for HTC and the networks to deliver 2.1!

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HTC Desire 2.1

LOL Nice and shiny...

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Rushed?

Quote: "While waiting for your Android phone to be Froyo-fied, remember the sage advice from one poster on Google's Android forum: "Everyone relax. You can't rush software. Well, you can, and it's called Windows Vista.""

Hmm, how is an OS that was almost half a decade late in delivery an example of being rushed? It might have been shit but it was far from rushed.

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Only half a decade?

Well, it was rushed in the fact that although half a decade late, it should have been a whole decade late - so it could be tested a little more....

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Large gap between releases doesn't mean it wasn't rushed.

It was rushed in that, after working on a replacement for XP for a few years, they binned almost everything they had done then did a rush job on what was eventually released as Vista.

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HTC Desire to get Froyo "within 2 weeks"

Apparently. According to some bloke who heard it from another bloke whose mum once slept with someone who used to work for HTC.

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LOL... I wish.

I'd love it to be out that quickly but even I know it ain't gonna happen. Maybe I should have got a Nexus One instead of the Desire.

Do we know when it will happen, even what year, yet...? I love Eclair but am looking forward to trying Froyo.

By the way, good to see you again, James. I used to enjoy watching your Radio Show on late night TV when I was a teenager.

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So much Fragmentation already

Froyo update for the Motorola Droid / Milestone pushed back and back and back - such a pain! Android 2.1 is just broken, VPN doesn't work and no wifi tethering without rooting it.

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Moto Droid Owner

I've been running Froyo for 2 weeks now on my Droid. Just root the phone, download rom manager, and install bugless beast 0.2.1 Froyo. Process will take 15 minutes.

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Excellent

Those of us in the Samsung i5700 world have been waitingfor the sources to go public for a while now, and there are enough talented devs to make it work. Samsung testing it on the i5700 aught to help - if they don't want to use it, they can release the stuff they have been working on and let us play with it.

Hopefully a homebrew 2.2 image won't be long - 2.1 works perfectly well.

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So...

...two years before Bellus releases Froyo for thier phones?

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