Android mobile phone users out there are certainly waiting for the final version of Android 2.2 to be released into the wild, and it seems that they won't have to wait for too long before that happens. Those who own a Nexus One are certainly the most anxious ones when it comes to the official Android 2.2 software solution for their device, since it is the first one to taste the upgrade. A leaked build of Android 2.2 was spotted only a couple of days ago, namely FRF72, and it seems that the final build won't be too far behind.
“Just dropping in to let you know that the FRF72 build that is floating around is not the official update. The Android team is feverishly working to get a final version out the door, but like passion-ate has mentioned this will only happen once a release candidate meets our quality criteria. Since today is the Summer Solstice, we know things will be heating up a bit so hopefully Froyo will be on its way shortly. Thanks for your continued patience!” a Google employee stated on the Nexus One forums today.
The Android 2.2 build FRF72 for Nexus One was not sent out publicly the same way as the previous FRF50 build was, and it was not a final build either. It actually included a series of patches, it seems, and was not intended for end users. Even so, it became available online, and people already downloaded and installed it on their Nexus One units.
As for the final Android 2.2 Froyo build, there are no details available on when it should land on devices. Since Adobe already released Flash Player 10.1 for its mobile partners, and since Google said back in May that Android 2.2, the first version of its mobile operating system to support the solution, would arrive in “the next few weeks,” things might be finally moving in the right direction. Of course, nothing is official, but it might become so in the very near future.