Yesterday, Google’s VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra introduced Android 2.2 (aka FroYo) at 2010 Google I/O developers conference. All major rumored features were confirmed, including:
- 2-5x performance boost due to kernel JIT compilation
- Flash 10.1 support
- Tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot support
- Ability to install applications on the SD card
The video of Vic’s 45-minute keynote speech is available at youtube:
The keynote was notable for a number of jabs at Apple, with the first one coming at the very beginning around 2:45 to a great reception from the crowd:
… if Google did not act, we faced a Draconian future. A future where one man one company one device one carrier would our only choice.
After an applause and a brief pause, a poster was displayed:
and Vic proceeded:
That’s a future WE DON’T WANT. So if you believe in openness, if you believe in choice, if you believe in innovation from everyone, then welcome to Android.