Froyo 2.2 is causing quite a stir, especially for some Vodafone customers who have not been able to get their hands on it. IT Pro reported that there had been some confusion. When shoppers who thought they were getting Android 2.2 found out it was just the delayed release of Vodafone’s 360 services the mood turned ugly. But “once customers do get their hands on Froyo they will be able to enjoy a faster browser, better performance and an improved Android Market, which will include a handy bug reporting feature.”
The Product Reviews Blog reported that Vodafone had decided to customize Android phones, which was not to everyone’s taste.
Vodafone defended themselves saying : “We customise phone software to optimise the experience and enable access to our services.” The blog also gives a handy way to install Froyo without the Vodafone customization, though it is to be undertaken at your own risk.
Meanwhile PC Magazine said that Android Froyo 2.2 for the HTC Sprint was a must install upgrade with dramatic speed improvements, except for the flash feature which felt slow and ‘clunky’. It also said that installing the upgrade is easy and gave a few handy instructions.