android froyo
Last Updated: April 25th, 2010

I am not one to usually fall into the rumor mill and believe all the rumors that tend to circulate regarding anything Android related but this particular item seems very believable, especially considering it comes with some pretty realistic screenshots.

What am I referring to? I’m talking about one of the features so many people have been asking for since Android 1.5 was released - either automatic application updating or at least batch application update or both, and it looks like the former is on its way with the upcoming Android 2.2 update.

Even though rumors like these need to be taken with a grain of salt, it is kind of hard to discount the existence of pretty realistic looking photos.

Is This Real?

Judging by the pictures, either somebody is quite good at Photoshop or they made a fake UI, or these are real. And as Android 2.2 is currently being tested live right now, the existence of a 2.2 OS is not entirely unbelievable, especially considering that we expect it to be announced on May 19th at Google I/O.

Two things that do introduce doubt into my mind are the fact that out of all the phone models out there, the first leaked picture of one running Froyo ends up being a MyTouch 3G, especially considering it's still running Android 1.6 and the fact that the leak first appeared on 4Chan, also known as the Internet's crap bucket. Anything is possible though, if the leak indeed originated from inside Google.

We've been rooting for this auto-update feature since Android 1.5, and maybe Google has finally listened.


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Source: 4Chan via Phandroid

Andrew Huff
Ever since he was old enough to walk, Andrew has been a computer geek and gaming fanatic. This took a turn for the worse after getting the G1 the moment it was released, becoming an Android addict, and eventually snagging a Nexus One.
When not reporting about Android gaming at www.DroidGamers.com and writing for Androidpolice, he spends his time with his wife and a newborn boy.
  • Bosdoza

    Um...the MyTouch 3G is running android 1.6 not 1.5, I should know because I have one in my hands at the moment. Might want to fix that in the review.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Thanks, corrected.