Google Nexus One: Android 2.2 Froyo 5x Faster

Google Nexus One: Android 2.2 Froyo 5x Faster

News today of the Android 2.2 update Froyo, which from initial reports certainly sounds impressive. In tests of Android 2.2 running on Google’s Nexus One, don’t ask, the performance improvement over Android 2.1 was an astounding 450%.

No that’s not a typo. A benchmark called Linpak was used which measures performance in millions of floating point operations per second, according to pcworld.com. Believe it or not the tests showed a Linpak score of 37.6 MFLOPS in Froyo and 6.5 to 7 MFLOPS in Android 2.1, a whole 5 times faster.

It should be the case then that Android games and apps will run much more quickly than previously and although it was noted that it may not have direct benefits for Flash, it could be that the better performance elsewhere will leave more reserves for Flash. As yet none of the features for Android 2.2 have been confirmed but rumored features include FM radio, additional free RAM and color trackball notifications.

Google’s I/O conference for developers is on May 19 and 20 so we will doubtless find out more then. For more on this story go to pcworld.com. What do you think of the reported improvement of 2.2 over Android 2.1? We’d be interested to hear your views.

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