Just two days after Google unveiled Android OS 2.2, the Nexus One has received an upgrade to the new version.
The Nexus One is the only smartphone sold directly by Google, so it’s not surprising that it is the very first to be upgraded to the latest version of this company’s operating system. Upgrades for other Android OS-based models are expected in the coming weeks and months.
New in Android OS 2.2
The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system is the first to include tethering and portable hotspot software.
It is required for devices to run Adobe Flash Player 10.1, which allows the web browser to fully make use of websites that use Flash for navigation, games, and showing video.
Android OS 2.2 also contains a number of other small enhancements, but none of the changes significantly change the platform.
The Nexus One runs the Android OS on a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. As it uses Google’s operating system, it comes with a suite of applications with strong ties to this company’s online services for email, calendar, navigation, and more. There’s also a extensive collection of third-party apps.
It has 512 MB RAM, and this device comes with a 4 GB microSD card. Users have the option to expand this up to 32 GB.
The current version supports either T-Mobile’s or AT&T’s 3G service. In addition, the Nexus One also has Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with stereo support.
Other features include a 5 MPx camera with auto-focus and LED flash, 3.5 mm headset jack, a GPS receiver, accelerometer, and digital compass.