According “Android and Me”, Android 2.2 may be released on Google I/O 2010 which will be held from May 19 to 20 in San Francisco. Google has just updated Android platform versions distribution and this will give rise to larger Android fragmentation.
This report is based on “Android and Me” analytics, it said that Google has already begun testing Android 2.2 and ome of the rumored features for Android 2.2 include:
* JIT compiler
* Free additional RAM
* OpenGL ES 2.0 enhancements
* Flash 10.1 support
* Fixed problem with “crazy screen” / Resolution of cross multitouch
* Activation of Color Trackball
* Enable FM radio
And for Adroid developers, what features do you want in Android 2.2?
Four months since the last update, Google now updates the Android platform versions distribution. The data collected during two weeks ending on April 12, 2010, and it was based on the relative number of active devices running a given version of the Android platform. This will help Android developer understand the landscape of the device distribution and decide how to prioritize the development of the application features for devices currrently in the hands of users:
You can find the newest Android platform versions deistribution in the Android Official website：Platform Versions
If you visit “Mobile phones-Coming soon” page of the Vodafone UK shop website, you will be surprised by the Android platform based smartphones, including HTC Desire, HTC Legend, Sony Ericsson X10 and Google Nexus One. Except Nexus One, other three versions of Android Phone will come in April.
Based on the Android 2.1 platform, HTC Desire is highly customizable which giving users seven home screens to customize. And powered by one GHz Snapdragon processor, HTC Desire’s speed will be amazed whatever users are doing on their phones.
The contacts in HTC Desire make life easily – everything’s together in one place, such as Facebook, Twiitter and email accounts of people in user’s address are linked together. For touch screen, HTC Desire provides 3.7 inch screen which is large enough for user to browse website, read e-book and view photos.
Similar with Desire, HTC Legend is also based on the Android platform, provides seven home screens for user and links all in one simpler contacts. The 3.2 inch touch screen in Legend is smaller than Desire, but with the Adobe Flash, the web on HTC Legend could look like the web on the PC. HTC Legend is also pre-loaded with the Vodafone 360 home screen, making users access to their contacts, apps and games all at the touch of a button.
Sony Ericsson X10
With a huge 4 inch touch screen and 8.1 megapixel camera, Sony Ericsson X10 stands out in the Android phones. Based on the Android platform, X10 could be easy to sync with user’s account and work seamlessly with Google and Google Mail.