Froyo Now the Standard for Android Devices

It has taken the latest version of the Google mobile platform, 2.2 Froyo, several months to be able to establish itself as the standard version –and just in time too.

Several weeks ago, it was announced by Google that the next version of the Android OS will not jump to designation 3.0 just yet. The search engine company announced that the Gingerbread will be given a new designation: version 2.3 and it will be released as an update to the Android Froyo OS. With the next big thing due to come out pretty soon, it is about time that Google has been able to spread out the Android Froyo love to their users.

Until now, there are still some devices that have not yet adapted to the latest version of the mobile platform. The top selling Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro are both still stuck with the much older Android 1.6 Donut. While there is already an existing Android 2.1 Éclair update for the XPERIA line, the lack of news regarding the 2.2 Froyo version is a sign that Google still needs to do some catch up.

According to the numbers, about 43.4% of all Android devices are now running Froyo –a massive feat considering all the fragmentation issues that the open source OS has. It will be a while before the rest of the Éclair using smart phones get updates (though some will never be getting updates). As for devices still stuck with much older versions of the platform, it is believed that most of these phones have such low spec hardware that a further update would be impossible.

If you currently own a high end smart phone such as the HTC Desire, or Samsung Galaxy S, Froyo updates for these devices are already available. It is advisable to use the phone’s auto-update feature to get the latest version of the Google mobile platform.

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