Android 2.2 already in testing, new features highlighted

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    Froyo is rumored to include the following new features and fixes:
    • JIT compiler (confirmed)
    • Free additional RAM (from newer 2.6.32 Linux kernel)
    • OpenGL ES 2.0 enhancements
    • Flash 10.1 support (1H 2010)
    • Fixed problem with “crazy screen” / Resolution of cross multitouch
    • Activation of Color Trackball
    • Enable FM radio

    The rumored release day for Android 2.2 is May 19
    Neowin.net - Android 2.2 already in testing, new features highlighted
     
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    Before this thread is closed, it's worth noting that the FM Radio feature is already supported on the Incredible running 2.1.
     
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    Great News!

    Great News.... except... now we get to go thru the whole anticipation cycle that we just went thru with 2.1 (although, hopefully someone will post it on a server and we can update like we did for 21. as opposed to waiting for the OTA update.. worked great!)

    I am most anxious for Adobe Flash 10.1 If anyone knows a way to snag it before 2.2, I'd love it! Not sure whether something in 2.2 (like more RAM) is necessary for Flash 10.1 thus the wait/update or what.

    Still loving the Droid except for when I was over in Europea couple of weeks ago where Verizon coverage for the Droid does not work :-( Verizon's deal with Skype did not help any so I could not use Wi-Fi to make calls (thankfully I had my PC with Cisco voip with me... was hard to fit in my pocket though.
     
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    Why would this thread close? Isn't "ANDROID NEWS" important to you and this forum?
     
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    Agree why close this thread...duh
     
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    The last three sound like nexus one updates
     
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    thats 7.....................
     
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    I agree, Sounds like an update for the N1.
     
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    They're acvtivating my color trackball? Sweet! ..... wait a minute.... and really? The technical term being used is "crazy screen"?
     
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    The ram fix is N1 related as well.
     
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    At least we know 2.2 is in development, and I'm sure we will see it on Droid (rooted or not).
     
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    If they are just N1 fixes I'd rather them not release a "2.2" there are too many versions of Android out :icon_eek:
     
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    if our DROID's were already capable of receiving radio frequencies then wouldn't you think that we would already have radio on our phones? These are nexus 1 updates but its likely some of the stuff listed could be included in our 2.2 update. Like flash 10.1 and the mozilla browser
     
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    The DROID has a fm transmitter/receiver chipset. There are devs trying to activate it. There are posts on this on Alldroid.
     
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    I can't believe how badly motorola and verizon have dropped the ball on this. I've had my phone for four months and have only received two updates, and now I've been waiting on 2.2 for at least 48 hours since I first heard about it. What type of bumbling idiots do they have working for them that this has not been worked out for the droid yet. I guess I'm just going to root.