Android 2.2 Froyo Coming to the Motorola Milestone

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Motorola Europe has some very good news for owners of their Milestone, an Android-powered smartphone very similar to the U.S. Motorola Droid.

The update isn’t being released in every country at the same time, and it’s only Android 2.2 Froyo (not Gingerbread 2.3 yet). So, what exactly do you get by upgrading from Eclair 2.1 to Froyo 2.2 with this update?

Enhancements

+ Improved Web browsing with support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 (currently available for download via Android Market)

+ Enhanced browser performance for faster loading of JavaScript heavy pages

+ New security options including remote wipe and device lock, complex password, and minimum password length

+ 3G Mobile Hotspot connectivity

+ New tips, shortcuts, and assistance from a home-screen widget help users better navigate their phones

+ Easily switch between the eight most recently used applications

+ Improved Wi-Fi performance and connectivity

+ Rotate the screen 270 degrees to work with compatible apps in any direction

+ Preserve apps and settings using Google Backup and Restore

+ Downloaded apps can now be automatically updated and you can choose to store applications in the device’s memory or on a SD card (APPS2SD)

Improvements

+ Management of password policies for Microsoft Exchange administrators across all devices

+ Increased ring and notification volume

+ Edit recurring Corporate Calendar meetings with a large number of invitees

+ Improved Hotmail sync for accounts with a large number of emails

+ Streamlined efficiency in Microsoft Exchange Active Sync

+ Improve your communication with smarter functions from Android 2.2

+ Android 2.2 boosts mobile organization and response time

For instructions on how to upgrade your device, check out the instructions at http://moto.ly/milestonefroyo.

Source: Motorola Europe on Facebook

Via: Android Spin

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