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2010-05-14 10:13:00

Mobile phone operating systems are about to set a new standard in speed and efficiency when Google releases the next version of its open source operating system, Android 2.2, says Android enthusiast site AndroidPolice.

The site tested Android 2.2 on a Nexus One handset, which has currently not been released, and found that the new operating system could be up to 450 percent faster than the previous version.

In addition, version 2.2 is capable of playing Flash, something Apple has maintained is slow, a resource hog and inefficient, and has banned developers from using on the iPhone and iPad.

According to AndroidPolice, Android 2.2 makes everything about the operating system's environment more efficient, so Flash does not reduce its performance, one of the major setbacks when working with CPU-hungry Flash.

Google has not yet set a release date for the new version of Android and has refused to publicly comment on it, but AndroidPolice suggest that the Nexus One, Google's Android based smartphone, will be the first to receive the upgrade.

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