Report: Google beta testing next-gen Android OS

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Google is currently testing its next-gen Android OS (2.2), which has been codenamed "Froyo."

Traces of the new Android OS were apparently identified in analytics data collated earlier this month by Android and Me.

Report: Google beta testing next-gen Android OS"We have shared this reporting data before and people are always quick to point out that it can be easily faked," explained Taylor Wimberly.

"But I have spoke with additional sources familiar with the matter who confirmed Android 2.2 is currently being tested."

According to Wimberly, Android 2.2 is likely to focus primarily on a number of "performance enhancements," including:

  • JIT compiler
  • Additional RAM
  • OpenGL ES 2.0 enhancements
  • Flash 10.1 support
  • Resolution of cross multitouch
  • Activation of color trackball
  • FM radio

"So circle May 19th on your calendar. This is the opening day of Google I/O and I'm anticipating the release of Android 2.2 (and maybe the Flash 10.1 beta) will be tied to this event," added Wimberly.