Android 2.2 450 Percent Faster than Android 2.1

May 12, 2010

"Froyo" is fast. Very fast.

The good folks over at AndroidPolice.com have benchmarked a Nexus One running the yet-to-be released Android 2.2, aka Froyo, and the results are quite astounding.

Using a benchmarking tool called Linpack, the AndroidPolice gang tested a Nexus One running Android 2.1, and HTC Hero running Android 2.1 and a Nexus One running 2.2. The Nexus One running 2.1 performed between 6.5 and 7 MFLOPS, the HTC Hero performed around 2 MFLOPS, but the Nexus One running Android 2.2 performed 37.5 MFLOPS in AndroidPolice's test.

Aside from the fact that Android 2.2 will fully support Flash, little else is really known about the operating system update, as its arrival date hasn't even been announced. The functionality and release schedule are likely to become much more concrete during Google's I/O Conference, May 19 and 20 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Maybe they'll repeat what they did at the Linux Collaboration Summit and hand out Nexus Ones to everyone in attendance. Don't bet on it.

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