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Google Nexus One gets Android 2.2

Google Nexus One gets Android 2.2

Google has brought Android 2.2 to the UK in an official update that will be applied to all Nexus One in operation on the Vodafone network.

Android 2.2 landed in the US a few weeks ago and since then it has been progressing towards transatlantic readiness.

Amongst Android 2.2's best new features is Wi-Fi tethering, which allows multiple devices to connect to it and then piggyback on its 3G network connection.

It also supports the latest version of Flash for the viewing of content embedded in websites and you can finally install apps on a removable SD card instead of relying on the limited native storage space.

Android 2.2 is generally swifter than its predecessors and the web browsing experience is notably improved. It has even been able to outpace Apple's iOS 4 in tests, but most users will just be pleased to surf in a slick manner.

Android 2.2 is arriving as an over the air update, so Vodafone customers who own a Nexus One smartphone may well already have received the new software.

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