Android 2.2

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Android 2.2 Froyo (API 8)
On May 20, 2010, the SDK for Android 2.2 (Froyo, short for frozen yogurt) was released, based on Linux kernel 2.6.32.[1]
Version Release date Features Image(s)
2.2 May 20, 2010
  • Speed, memory, and performance optimizations.[2]
  • Additional application speed improvements, implemented through JIT compilation.[3]
  • Integration of Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine into the Browser application.
  • Support for the Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM) service, enabling push notifications.
  • Improved Microsoft Exchange support, including security policies, auto-discovery, GAL look-up, calendar synchronization and remote wipe.[4]
  • Improved application launcher with shortcuts to Phone and Browser applications.
  • USB tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality[5]
  • Option to disable data access over a mobile network.
  • Updated Market application with batch and automatic update features.[2]
  • Quick switching between multiple keyboard languages and their dictionaries.
  • Support for Bluetooth-enabled car and desk docks.
  • Support for numeric and alphanumeric passwords.
  • Support for file upload fields in the Browser application.[6]
  • The browser now shows all frames of animated GIFs instead of just the first frame only.
  • Support for installing applications to expandable memory.
  • Adobe Flash support.[7]
  • Support for high-PPI displays (up to 320 ppi), such as four-inch 720p screens.[8]
  • Gallery allows users to view picture stacks using a zoom gesture.
Android 2.2 Froyo home.png
Android 2.2 home screen
2.2.1 September 27, 2010[9]
  • Bug fixes, security updates and performance improvements.


2.2.2 January 21, 2011[10]
  • Minor bug fixes, including SMS routing issues that affected the Nexus One.[11]


2.2.3 November 21, 2011[12]
  • Two security updates.
  1. Ducrohet, Xavier (May 20, 2010). "Android 2.2 and developers goodies". Android Developers Blog. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Unofficially Confirmed Froyo Features, Post-Day-1 Of Google I/O". Android Police. May 20, 2010. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
  3. "Nexus One Is Running Android 2.2 Froyo. How Fast Is It Compared To 2.1? Oh, Only About 450% Faster". Android Police. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  4. Harbor (June 29, 2010). "Android now fully supports Exchange". harborcomputerservices.net. harborcomputerservices.net. Retrieved September 11, 2010.
  5. Sorrel, Charlie (May 13, 2010). "Android 2.2 'Froyo' Features USB, Wi-Fi Tethering". Wired. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
  6. "Browser support for file upload field is coming in Froyo". Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  7. Stone, Brad (April 27, 2010). "Google's Andy Rubin on Everything Android". The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 30, 2010. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
  8. "Supporting Multiple Screens: Range of screens supported". Android Developers. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  9. "refs/tags/android-2.2.1_r1 – platform/system/core – Git at Google". android.googlesource.com.
  10. "refs/tags/android-2.2.2_r1 – platform/system/core – Git at Google". android.googlesource.com.
  11. Hollister, Sean (January 22, 2011). "Nexus One gets tiny update to Android 2.2.2, fixes SMS routing issues". Engadget. Retrieved November 17, 2011.
  12. "Android 2.2.3 source tag". Retrieved September 2, 2013.