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Android 2.2 (Froyo) Tour: Did it Finally Surpass the iPhone?

Frozen Yogurt (Froyo) isn’t just for warm summer nights anymore, it’s now the delicious name of one of the most powerful mobile operating systems on the planet.  In this video we give you a tour of some of the more ‘tasty’ features of Google’s latest baby.  The update features a ton of new hotness including:

New User Features

  • New Home screen tips widget assists new users on how to configure the home screen with shortcuts and widgets and how to make use of multiple home screens.
  • The Phone, applications Launcher, and Browser now have dedicated shortcuts on the Home screen, making it easy to access them from any of the 5 home screen panels.

Exchange Support

  • Improved security with the addition of numeric pin or alpha-numeric password options to unlock device. Exchange administrators can enforce password policy across devices.
  • Remote wipe: Exchange administrators can remotely reset the device to factory defaults to secure data in case device is lost or stolen.
  • Exchange Calendars are now supported in the Calendar application.
  • Auto-discovery: you just need to know your user-name and password to easily set up and sync an Exchange account (available for Exchange 2007 and higher).
  • Global Address Lists look-up is now available in the Email application, enabling users to auto-complete recipient names from the directory.

Camera & Gallery

  • Gallery allows you to peek into picture stacks using a zoom gesture.
  • Camera onscreen buttons provide easy access to a new UI for controling zoom, flash, white balance, geo-tagging, focus and exposure. Camcorder also provides an easy way to set video size/quality for MMS and YouTube.
  • With the LED flash now enabled for the Camcorder, videos can be shot at night or in low light settings.

Portable Hotspot

  • Certain devices like the Nexus One can be turned into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot that can be shared with up to 8 devices.
  • You can use your Android-powered phone as a 3G connection for a Windows or Linux laptop by connecting their phone to the computer with a USB cable. The connection is then shared between the two devices.

Anyone waiting for this delicious update?

Click HERE for a full feature list.

Jon Rettinger

Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...