May 10 AT 11:16 PM Taylor Wimberly 47 Comments

Android 2.2 desktop spied on Nexus One

Adobe evangelist Ryan Stewart has taunted us before and he is back again with a new YouTube video. In his latest upload, Ryan is showing off the latest version of Flash 10.1 on his Nexus One. Adobe gave all their employees Android phones and we recently learned that Flash 10.1 is tied to the release of FroYo (Android 2.2).

It appears Mr. Stewart is one of the lucky few to be running Android 2.2 on his Nexus One. At the tail end of the video (around 6:30 mark) we get a quick glimpse of his home screen. New desktop elements include an updated launcher, Android tutorial, and new global search box (picture after the jump).

The new Android 2.2 desktop.

Google is expected to unveil Android 2.2 at this month’s Google I/O. An increasing number of visitors to our site are running the latest FroYo firmware so it appears the update has been finalized. For a list of possible features, check out our Android 2.2 preview.

Update: It appears several Adobe employees are running the FroYo build. It also sounds like the giant FroYo sculpture has arrived at the Googleplex.

[Thank you Christopher for the detective work]

Via: Ryan Stewart

Source: YouTube

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  • Christopher Chavez

    Oh, apparently @DrorBecker said something before I did.
    But I don’t follow him. =p
    I think he was the developer of the ADB app. Maybe he has an early release of 2.2? Hmmmm…

  • Jesse

    Looks nice and smooth. This is going to be a good month.

    • Zeak

      In case of HTC Sense users it’s not :) I wonder how long it’ll take them to port 2.2…

  • luiek20

    i can see from the search widget it looks like u can choose wat search engine to use rather thatn just google

  • Lemon

    The drop down on the left of the search box looks cool. Search plugins? Wiki, IMDB etc?

    • Lemon

      Ahh luiek20 beat me to it! :)

    • Clark Wimberly

      I’m hoping that little search widget will support OpenSearch. I love visiting a site on my PC and discovering I can easily add it to my default search options in the browser. Should be mighty handy on a mobile device as well.

  • http://Website Jeff

    Nice flash demo. Apple and Iphone are so screwed.

  • http://Website legendary1022

    Man Android has been on a roll today with the news. First they overtake iPhone in market share, then Google Editions and now this.

    I agree Jesse, its going to be a good month. Hopefully N1 owners will get the update as soon as its announced at I/O

  • http://Website B

    Exciting times to be a tech geek

  • stalker

    wow.. its really a good news for me. I’ve N1. Flash demo is great. Hope I’ll get froyo ASAP.

  • Canterrain

    If anything, I’m looking forward to 2.2 just because of the promise to curb fragmentation.

    But then that won’t help the fragmentation of hardware. It seems like half the phones out there were built either before the really good processors came out, or intentionally without.

    I think it will really be awesome if Flash can one-up Job’s words that the software has never been shown to run well on a smartphone.

  • http://Website Eddie Android

    Looking great, I’m glad I got an N1. Just wish Google would make the notification bar from that eyesore white to black

  • Dylan Andersen

    Awesome job, Chris. I’m sure 2.2 and Flash 10.1 will run great on the Droid, seeing as how they gave us all Droids before the conference. They obviously want us to flash a beta of 2.2 and Flash 10.1 to our devices. Pumped ofr next week!

    • Christopher Chavez

      Yeah, I was talking to someone who has had a Mytouch Slide since April that Flash runs flawlessly on that device and its packing an ARM11 CPU!! =O

      Flash on the Droid should be cake…. or Froyo. =p

  • http://Website casey

    Did you notice that the phone was also rotated with the home buttons on the left side. That might be new with 2.2.

    • Peter Janak

      You beat me to the punch..I did find that odd. Maybe they will have four way rotation in 2.2? That would be kind of neat…but it also could be frustrating if the accelerometer decides to act up more than it already does :-p

    • ayocuz

      Full rotation that’s whats up. Android really stepping they game up. Take that flash straight to the face Mr jobs. Proud nexus one owner

    • stalker

      I don’t know weather custom mod supports 3 or 4 way rotation. But if they are then it might be a custom mode. This is just a point I want to say. I don’t know anything about custom mod. This is just a question.

  • http://Website Bubbles likes

    Bubbles loves Christopher Chavez and also likes flash on the N1, cant wait for 2.2.

    • Christopher Chavez

      And I love me some Bubbles ;)

      2.2 is gonna be epic. =D

  • roland99

    I need it now, iooks cool

  • http://Website TechnoSTIG

    Hmm… no HULU demo huh??

    Ah well, as long as it can play directly from the channels website.

    Is it me or did his pinch to zoom not look very fluent? I didn’t like how that was, reminded me of skyfire beta.

    • http://Website B

      Fluent in what? Fluidity?

    • Ryan Stewart

      Hulu loads just fine but they don’t seem to be allowing you to play video on the Nexus One. When I try to load a video I get an “unsupported on your platform” message.

      [email protected]

      • http://Website TechnoSTIG

        I understand. I don’t know why hulu is so closed about their website. You can’t stream it from anywhere (that I know of) that isn’t a computer. No smartphones, no PS3. It’s not like its original content they provide. They grab it from other websites.

        Thanks for showing the clip of the CBS website, at least I know I will be able to turn to NBC’s website to watch one of my favorite shows The Community.

  • Ingo Richter

    As an Adobe Employee I can tell you that we haven’t received any Smartphone until now. I seems that there might be a few (probably those involved in Flash Dev) who got the Nexus for testing purpose, but there was no broader rollout of phones so far. I’m curious where this information came from.
    Still wondering. I’m eagerly waiting to install the runtime on my Droid to see and feel the new experience.

  • SGB101

    sorry to be a pesamist, but having the desire and flash light, all the flash advertes drive me mad. i use ff and ad block on my pc to stop this so i cant wait for dolphin or some other browser to make an add on to disable flash adds.

    plus the adds make load times longer.

  • http://Website Alex

    If this is indeed 2.2, how long do you suppose it will be until someone over at XDA gets their hands on it?

  • http://Website anonym

    if you have a nexus one, an have rooted it with cyanogenMOD and use a sense UI ROM, will you still be able to gett the 2.2 update 19may if this is the date it comes out?

    • http://Website Alex

      In order to receive ota updates you need to go back to stock.

      • http://Website anonym

        thanks!! :P

  • http://Website Richard

    Just imagine if Android 2.2 releases next week during Google I/O….
    Cant wait for this release! =P

  • http://Website Chris

    The AM next 2 the clock is smaller then the time itself but I have a Droid so I don’t know..I think that’s a huge feature

  • http://Website Eric

    I am so happy that it appears there will be a shortcut to the phone dialer on this version of Launcher. Having used the Nexus One for a month now, I hate having to take up valuable homescreen place with a phone/contacts icon becasue the N1 doesn’t have any form of a hardware button to take you to the phone. It is a phone after all, isn’t it?

    • http://Website D

      If you have an N1, try HELIX Lauchner 2.

      Its on the market

  • http://Website Justin

    Ugh….he is using a task killer

  • http://Website rudy

    can you still recieve system updates automatically (like this 2.2 update) even if you installed 2.1 manually???

    • Christopher Chavez

      If you’re not rooted, then you can.

      If you are rooted… then no. =/

  • Terazilla

    Personally, I’m hopeful we’ll be able to disable Flash once it’s available. The last thing I want when mobile browsing is anything that can play obnoxious noises, and if there’s a choice between a Flash and non-Flash page I’ll take the fallback every time.

  • http://Website webby

    I wonder if Sprint/HTC will get 2.2 out onto the EVO for release? I was going to buy the EVO, but will have second thoughts if they don’t load 2.2 onto it.

  • http://Website Gubatron

    Can’t wait for an “Apple Pie” release.

    • mikedminor

      Didn’t Apple already Patent, Trademark and copyright all possible uses and contexts of the word “Apple.” Darn! I need to pay a two royalties now!

  • jacobian

    looks like a nice phone with flash built-in.hope it would not drain too much battery though. :-)

  • mikedminor

    It seems like with each new Android OS release, we all just can not wait, until we have it! Anyone use their Android based mobile phone…….as a phone?


  • http://windowsinternetexploter Angelo Iglesias

    iphone is going-going ????

  • Dennison Uy

    Finally!!! Cannot wait for this to come out :)