Over the course of the next week, Nexus One owning Vodafone customers will be receiving the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update. It’s been a long time coming, and Vodafone customers have had to sit idly by as those who purchased the handset direct from Google received their software update some weeks ago.
But, the wait is almost over as a phased roll-out of the over-the-air update has been confirmed:
“We can confirm that Google will start to roll out the latest Android software version (2.2) for Vodafone Nexus One users over the course of the next week as an over-the-air update. The roll out will be phased and will be available to all Vodafone customers who have purchased the handset from us.”
There are a couple of tweaks that Vodafone customers should be aware of – the Google Goggles and Amazon MP3 apps have been removed from the software build, but you’ll still be able to access both of these from the Android Market. In addition, the wireless hotspot function will be default set to open, so you may want to change that setting unless you want random passers-by to be able to use your handset for Wi-Fi.
So look out for your update notification over the next week, and check out all the spangly new features you’ll be able to enjoy in our handy round-up.