Android 2.2 Froyo Open Sourced

With 160,000 Android phones activated every day, Android is becoming fastest growing smartphone, ever!

Yesterday at  Motorola Droid X release with Verizon, Eric Schmidt announced Launch of Android froyo and industry adoption of Android as high as 2 phones per second.

Android Froyo brings lots of new goodies, best one being the speed improvements with Android Dalvik JIT.

With some awesome features highlighted in iOS 4 vs Android 2.2, War seems to be Over!

Few Android Facts:

  • Over 160,000 Android devicesAndroid devices activated per day. In Google’s words that’s nearly 2 devices per second .
  • There are over 60 Android devices, through a network of 21 OEMsOEMs , 59 carriers in 49 countries.
  • Android devices are selling faster than they can be manufactured.
  • Android 2.2 Froyo is now being open-sourcedopen-sourced and made available to device manufacturers !

Froyo is now Open sourced and here is some outline of upgrades from Google:

  • Migration to Android Froyo: In order to make it easier for device manufacturers and custom system builders to use Froyo, we’ve restructured our source tree to better separate closed-source modules from open-source ones. We’ve made many changes to the open-source code itself to remove unintentional dependencies on closed-source software. We’ve also incorporated into the core platform all the configuration files necessary to build the source code of Android Open-Source Project on its own. You can now build and boot a fully open-source system image out of the box, for the emulator, as well as for Dream (ADP1), Sapphire (ADP2), and Passion (Nexus One).
  • Device Support Speaking of device support, Google also open-sourced several additional hardware-related libraries that had been closed-source in previous releases, which will open the door to more contributions. Some examples are the recovery UI code for Dream, Sapphire and Passion, and the interface between the media framework and Qualcomm chipsets.

We are expecting to hear from news about the Android 2.2 compatibility from major Android handset makers like HTC, Motorola, Samsung !

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