With an important number of Android devices still running on outdated firmwares, Google is preparing for the next generation of the Android OS. Version 2.2 will bear the codename Froyo and rumours claim that Nexus One will be the first to get the upgrade, soon.


Apparently, Google is testing this firmware right now, with the rumoured features of the software being the following: JIT compiler, free extra RAM, OpenGL ES 2.0 improvements, Flash 10.1 support and a fix for the “crazy screen” problem. Also, the firmware is supposed to include the activation of color trackball and it should enable FM radio.

The JIT compiler was confirmed by Google a while ago, while free RAM will be available thanks to a new Linux kernel, on which Froyo is based. Flash 10.1 was announced as “coming in the first half of 2010” by Adobe, so it wouldn’t surprise us to see it in the new firmware. As far as the multicolor trackball is concerned, this feature was left out of the final Android 2.1 build, so it should be present on Froyo.

If you’re wondering about the launch date of Android 2.2, it could happen on May 19th, the opening day of the Google I/O event.

[androidandme via Phone Arena]

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